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Anne Morgan Anne Morgan i(A72063 works by) (a.k.a. Anne Therese Morgan)
Born: Established: 1954 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Irish ; Australian
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Anne Morgan was the second child in a family of eight siblings. In order to evade the family's nightly mountain of washing up, she used to volunteer to put her younger brothers to bed and read to them. This suited her admirably, as it allowed her to get a feel for the voice, plot, character, settings and humour of many great children's books, as well as to enjoy the shared experience of reading aloud.

Anne qualified as a secondary English and Drama teacher and taught in Tasmania, on remote settlements in the Northern Territory, and, briefly, in China. She has also been a professional actor, touring schools in outback Queensland. After a year in Europe, she returned to Tasmania to complete a Master of Education degree. She then worked as a public servant.

After her two children were born, she not only read to them, but began writing children's stories for them as well. She has also written poetry.

In 2004 she moved to Perth, Western Australia, to complete a PhD in Writing at Edith Cowan University where she was a member of the Fremantle based Out of the Asylum writers' group (q.v.) . After the completion of her PhD she returned to Tasmania.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Way of the Weedy Sea Dragon Clayton : CSIRO Publishing , 2021 20489552 2021 single work picture book children's

'Imagine a strange and colourful fish that can’t fly or breathe fire, but is an excellent dancer! Meet the weedy seadragon, an amazing underwater species with a talent for camouflage, weird eating habits and a unique courtship dance. This engaging and delightful story takes you under the sea to meet this amazing creature, and learn how we can help seadragons survive into the future.' (Publication summary)

2021 commended Whitley Awards Children's Natural History Book
y separately published work icon The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land and Other Eco-tales Carindale : IP Kidz , 2013 7894837 2013 selected work short story children's

In Anne Morgan's delightful collection of organically-grown eco-tales, a prince wants to marry the young woman with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. (Source: Trove)

2014 joint winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Younger Readers
Spiritlands Undreaming i "With two decades worth of miracles", 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 109 2007; (p. 71-74) Antipodes : Poetic Responses 2011; (p. 99-100)
2006 highly commended Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize
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