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Valerie Parv Valerie Parv i(A24433 works by) (birth name: Valerie Christine Newsum) (a.k.a. Valerie Christine Parv)
Born: Established: 1952 Shropshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 31 Mar 1959
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Although born in England, Parv grew up in Australia. A former journalist and advertising copywriter, she began writing for Mills and Boon in 1982. Parv also wrote a variety of non-fiction works on subjects including home improvement, health and gardening. She has been a President of the Society of Women Writers.

In 2016 Valerie Parv became a Life Member of Romance Writers of Australia.

Most Referenced Works


  • Forty-seven items by Valerie Parv appear on the catalogue of Japan's National Diet Library (sighted 13/12/07). Not all of these items were able to be matched with their original titles.
  • In 1994 the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, began to acquire Parv's papers.

Personal Awards

2015 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for 'her significant service to the arts as a prolific author, and as a role model and mentor to young emerging writers.'
2014 joint winner ASA Medal
2011 International Awards Pioneer of Romance Award
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