Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer, whose work ranges from picture books and fiction to biography and history. Her previous work includes The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift, which wasThe Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2001, and won the Australian History Prize in the NSW Premier’s History Awards, 2002. Her latest publication, Her Mother’s Daughter, combines personal memoir with biography and social history. A lifetime in the writing, it draws on extensive archival research in London, Paris, New York and Bergen-Belsen, as well as on site exploration of the former British Zone of Germany.
In 2014 the University of Sydney awarded Nadia an Honorary Doctor of Letters in recognition of ‘her exceptional creative achievements in the field of children’s and adult literature, her work as an historian and her contribution to our understanding of Indigenous issues, cultural diversity, equity and social justice and the environment through story’.