Author(s): Fiona Morrison
Selected Prose of Dorothy Hewett offers readers a stunning array of Hewett's writings on literature, theatre and politics. It is both an engaging glimpse into Australian political history and activism and an enlightening point of access to one of our great women writers. Hewett spent her childhood on a remote wheat and sheep farm in Wickepin, Western Australia, and her adult life in Perth and Sydney, involved in the tumult of politics and writing. She produced twelve collections of poetry, three novels, an autobiography, thirteen plays and many articles and short stories. Her impact on Australian writing was recognised when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to literature in 1986.