Hiawyn Oram's writings include children's books, poems, libretto, animation scripts and travel stories. Her 100th children's book, SNOWBOY AND THE LAST TREE STANDING, illustrated by Birgitta Sif was published in November 2017 followed by FLAT CAT, illustrated by Gwen Millward in 2019. She grew up in South Africa graduating in Drama and English from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal and afterwards worked as a copywriter for J Walter Thompson in Johannesburg and Leo Burnett in London. As a painter, some of her work is viewable at
In books for children, she's published in languages all over the world, her characters and stories given life by exceptional illustrators including Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David Mckee, Ruth Brown, Susan Varley, Mary Rees, Frederic Joos, Tudor Humphries, Sarah Warburton, David Melling, Birgitta Sif, Gwen Millward and, in her latest book, by David Wyatt.
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