Death of Patricia Wrightson

June 19, 1921 - March 15, 2010
New South Wales | Age 88

Internationally acclaimed Australian author dies at 88
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By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press Writer

CANBERRA, Australia

Patricia Wrightson, the internationally acclaimed Australian children's author who attracted praise—and then criticism—for entwining Aboriginal mythology into her writing, has died at age 88.

In 1986, Wrightson was awarded the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal—the highest accolade for a writer of children's fiction—given by the Swiss-based International Board on Books for Young People for an...

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