Mem Fox AM
SAState RecipientAustralian of the Year2004
An admired author, Mem Fox is best known as one of Australia's most popular children's book writers. Her famed Possum Magic sold over one million copies in its first ten years of publication and is still in hard-back. It is the best selling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has written over sixty books for both children and adults, including Time for Bed, and Hattie and the Fox. Passionate about childhood literacy and its development, Mem is an Associate Professor at Flinders University and also a highly regarded keynote speaker and literacy consultant in many countries. A devoted and inspirational woman, Mem is an outstanding role model in the Australian community.