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Libby Hathorn is an author, poet and librettist. Her work has been translated and adapted for stage and screen. Recent awards include the 2017 Asher Literary Award for A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy, and The Alice Award in 2014.
Of her picture storybooks, Grandma’s Shoes was performed by Opera Australia and Theatre of Image; Libby won an AWGIE for the libretto; Sky Sash So Blue was performed in Alabama; and Outside is in development with the outstanding music of Elena Katz Chernin.
Libby acts as literary judge, is a guest at festivals most recently The Sydney Writers Festival in 2018. She’s completed three videos on Poets of Australia. Her upcoming picture book is about Miles Franklin.