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Katherine Scholes Katherine Scholes i(A4819 works by) (a.k.a. Katherine Anne Scholes)
Born: Established: 1959
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Tanzania,
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East Africa, Africa,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1969
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BiographyHistory

Katherine Scholes spent her early childhood in England and Africa. Her family emigrated to Australia in 1969, when she was ten, and settled in Launceston, Tasmania. She completed a Bachelor of Education at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education in 1980, after which she lived on Flinders Island, in Bass Strait, where she worked for a year as a primary teacher. She was also a teacher of English as a second language at Victoria Park Language Centre in 1982. That same year she married Roger Scholes, a film-maker, and worked with him on a variety of films and writing projects. In 1983 she authored 'Under Age', a weekly column in the Age newspaper (Melbourne). In the summer of 1985, she travelled to Antarctica to research Blue Chameleon. She has also written Grandma's God (1991), a work of religious instruction for children.

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Awards for Works

The Hunter's Wife 2009 single work novel romance

'Mara, a young Australian, falls deeply in love with John, a big-game hunter who lives on the spectacular grasslands of East Africa. He promises everything Mara is looking for, and she joins him there, full of hopes and dreams. But three short years later, their safari lodge is in trouble - and so, too, is their marriage.

'When a Hollywood movie crew descends to film on location, Mara knows this could be the lodge's salvation. The success of the shoot depends on her, and she thrives on her sudden responsibility and independence. But she also finds herself dangerously attracted to the film's leading man.

'A poignant love story set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tanzania, The Hunter's Wife explores a young woman's heartfelt struggle to reconcile duty and desire. Amid the gritty reality of the hunter's world and the make-believe realm of the film-maker, Mara finds that passion must be measured against courage, and that fate will reward the brave.'

2010 finalist Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Romantic Elements
The Blue Chameleon 1989 single work novel young adult

"Story of famine in the deep Sahara, the ozone hole over Antarctica, the dangerous legacy of a dead biologist - and Beui Ish-Mahel, the survivor of an ancient desert clan. The B̀lue chameleon' is currently being adapted as a screenplay." (Source: Trove)

1990 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
1990 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Children's Book Award
The Landing : A Night of Birds 1987 single work children's fiction children's 'Others have crossed paths with birds - shipwrecked seamen; lighthouse keepers; lone yachtmen ... But on this wild and stormy night at her grandfather's place it is Annie who enters the strange and secret world of birds - a world of ancient tradition and alien lore. When an old feud is uncovered, she finds things drawing dangerously close to home.' (Source: Book Jacket)
1988 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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