Dorothy Hewett, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dorothy Hewett

author, playwright and poet from Western Australia

Date of Birth: 21-May-1923

Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 25-Aug-2002

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, author, novelist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Dorothy Hewett

  • Dorothy Coade Hewett (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright.
  • She has been called "one of Australia's best-loved and most respected writers".
  • She was also a member of the Communist Party for a period, though she clashed on many occasions with the party leadership.
  • In recognition of her 20 volumes of published literature, she received the Order of Australia, has a Writer's Walk plaque at Circular Quay, and a street named for her in Canberra.
  • The Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript was established in 2015 by UWA Publishing.
  • She was a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award.

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