Congratulations to Margaret Wild on her Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 2020. There is no equal anywhere in the world for picture books that can alternate between being whimsical and humorous while others are serious and haunting. A Margaret Wild book – any one of her 70 titles – is a showstopper. And don’t forget her verse novels, like ‘Jinx’, too!
We proudly hold Margaret’s papers and manuscripts in our Centre, and the largest collection of her books, including translations – shelf after shelf of them. ‘Fox’ is the epitome of universal books for children around the world.
In our ‘homestay’ days we can virtually enjoy all the wonderful stories Margaret has so generously shared with us. Enjoy this YouTube by the Australia Council which profiles Margaret with panache and style.