Lin Van Hek

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Lin Van Hek
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Background information
Occupation(s) singer-writer
Associated acts Difficult Women
Website www.linvanhek.com

Lin Van Hek (born 1944) (aka Lin Van Hecke) is an Australian writer, member of the Society of Women Writers and is the co-founder of a literary-music group called Difficult Women.

Early life[edit]

Van Hek was born in Melbourne, residing in Europe and India for some years.

Career[edit]

Van Hek is a singer, songwriter, novelist, poet and a painter. She co-wrote and sang the song Intimacy for the film, The Terminator. She recorded a solo CD River of Life featuring songs of New Zealand writer, Kath Tait.

Lin Van Hek has worked for over two decades with a group of women in North Vietnam designing, manufacturing and trading in ethical, non-exploitative hand-embroidered silk garments and textiles.

She is an advocate of handmade houses and also lives half the year in a stone house on the Brass Knocker Creek near the Wadbilliga River and state forest in the southeastern corner of New South Wales.

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Hanging Girl (Misfit Books, 1988)
  • The Ballad of Siddy Church (Spinifex, 1997)
  • Katherine Mansfield's Black Paper Fan (Difficult Women, 2010)

Short story collections[edit]

  • The Slain Lamb Stories (Independent, 1979)
  • Anna's Box : selected short stories (Difficult Women, 2006)

Short stories in anthologies[edit]

  • Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives, edited by Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein (Spinifex Press, c2003)
  • Horse Dreams: The Meaning of Horses in Women’s Lives, edited by Jan Fook, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein (Spinifex Press, 2004)

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