Libby Hathorn is an award-winning author of more than fifty books for children and young people. Translated into several languages and adapted for stage and screen, her work has won honours in Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Holland. She was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.
Her best-selling young adult novel, Thunderwith, re-titled The Echo of Thunder is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, starring Judy Davis, who was nominated for an EMMY for her performance as Gladwyn. Of her picture storybooks, Grandmas Shoes has been performed as an opera by Opera Australia and Theatre of Image, Libby being awarded an AWGIE for the libretto; Sky Sash So Blue was performed as an opera in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
Libby’s interactive series Weirdstop won an AIMIA Award, 2004; the NSW Society of Women Writer's Bi-annual Award, 2005 whilst Wonderstop won the Energy Australia National Trust Heritage Award (Education,) 2007. She lectures part-time in Creative Writing at Sydney University and as an Australia Day Ambassador, travels to country towns to talk about the importance of Australian literature.
Libby’s latest stories include Georgiana: Woman of Flowers (Hachette, 2008), Fire Song, (ABC Books, 2009), Zahara’s Rose (IP Press, 2009). Her anthology of poetry All Along the River is in development with the ABC. Poetry is dear to her heart and Libby currently works on her own special arts project entitled 100 Views with schools and councils here and internationally. Her documentary 100 Views Kathmandu screens on community channels.