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Judy Horacek Judy Horacek i(A1262 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Mooroopna, Shepparton, Shepparton area, Goulburn - Campaspe area, Northern Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Judy Horacek was born in Australia of a Czechoslovakian father. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts (hons) degree in English and Fine Art at the University of Melbourne, she worked as a freelance cartoonist. Horacek has registered as a member of the Victorian Writers' Centre and the Fellowship of Australian Writers and has written poetry, drama and fiction. In 2006 she was awarded a Creative Fellowhip from the State Library of Victoria for research for a body of artwork and published a book of her cartoons Make Cakes Not War. Her other books of cartoons include Life on the Edge (1992 and 2003); Unrequited Love (1994); Woman with Altitude (1997 and 1998); If the Fruit Fits (1998); I Am Woman Hear Me Draw (2002) and If You Can't Stand the Heat (2010).

Most Referenced Works


  • Author writes in these languages: ENGLISH
  • Judy Horacek's cartoon books are not indexed separately.

Personal Awards

2016 finalist Stanley Awards Single Gag Cartoonist
2012 recipient May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Fellowship
2007 recipient ACT Creative Arts Fellowship To develop a set of limited edition prints for exhibition.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Ducks Away Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2016 9942782 2016 single work picture book children's

'Five little ducks went out one day... over the bridge, and away!'

2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon This and That Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2015 8601511 2015 single work picture book children's

'The brilliant team that brought you the best-selling Where is the Green Sheep? have a new story to tell.

'A story of THIS, and a story of THAT.

'An utterly delightful bedtime tale.' (Publication summary)

2016 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Good Night, Sleep Tight Lindfield : Scholastic Australia , 2012 Z1888458 2012 single work picture book children's

'Another perfect picture book from the creators of the bestselling classic Where is the Green Sheep?

'Bonnie and Ben have a favourite babysitter whose much loved nursery rhymes ensure a wonderful, whimsical world before bedtime.' (Publication summary)

2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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