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Catherine Keenan Catherine Keenan i(A31773 works by)
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Dr Catherine Keenan is co-founder of Sydney Story Factory, and an advocate for marginalised youth, focusing on helping Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds. In 2016, Keenan was awarded Australia's Local Hero, at the Australian of the Year Awards for her work in this area.

Keenan has previously worked as a journalist, biographer, arts writer and literary editor, and has a Doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University.

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2019 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to children as an advocate for improving literacy, and to the community of Redfern.
2016 winner Australian of the Year Awards Australia's Local Hero
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