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Max Fatchen: Online and book resources

A guide to the life and works of Max Fatchen.

Awards

1967: Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: commended for The River Kings

1974: Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: highly commended for The Spirit Wind

1980: Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and literature.

1982: Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: shortlisted for Closer to the Stars

1988: Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, Book of the Year: Younger Readers: honour book for A Paddock of Poems

1991: Advance Australia Award for literature

1996: Walkley Award for journalism

1996: Primary English Teaching Associations Award for children's poetry

1999: SA Great Award for Literature

2003: Centenary of Federation Medal for service to the community in journalism, poetry and writing for children

Books and periodical articles