Dianne Wolfer

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Dianne Wolfer (born 1961)[1] is an award-winning Australian children's author who lives on the south coast of Western Australia.

Her title Lighthouse Girl won the 2010 West Australian Young Readers’ Award for Picture Books,[2] and was shortlisted for the 2009 New South Wales Premier's History Award. It is based on the true story of Fay Howe, daughter of the Breaksea Island lighthouse keeper, who relayed messages for the departing ANZAC troops in 1914.

Her picture book Photographs in the Mud was inspired by a research trip along the Kokoda Track and is used as a reference for international workshops promoting peaceful 'Discourse Analysis'. It was recently published in Japanese.

Dianne is the Western Australian Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).[3] Her most recent book was "Light Horse Boy", which was a sequel to "Lighthouse Girl".


  • Light Horse Boy (2013)
  • Lighthouse Girl (2009)
  • The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in Her Bra (2006)
  • Photographs in the Mud (2005)
  • Horse Mad (2005)
  • Scuba Kid (2004)
  • Iron Kid (2003)
  • Being Billy (2003)
  • Jungle Trek (2003)
  • Butterfly Notes (2002)
  • Choices (2001)
  • Being Billy (2003)
  • Jungle Trek (2003)
  • Border Line (1998)
  • Dolphin Song (1995)


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