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Rosanne's bio for Cornish events 

Rosanne Hawke (Myrgh Trevelyan), a fourth-generation Cornish-Australian, has written over 35 books for young people, including The Messenger Bird, winner of the 2013 Cornish Holyer an Gof award for Young Adult literature. Across the Creek won this award for Children’s Literature in 2005. She holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide which explores Cornish-Australian literature for Children and YA. She was awarded a Bardship in 2006 for services to Cornish culture and literature by promoting Cornish identity, especially among young people. She has taught creative writing at Tabor Adelaide and in 2009 won an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin award and is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow. Her latest YA novel with Cornish themes is the YA novel Flying Blind.

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Rosanne in Cornwall near Mousehole, eating a Cornish pasty.

Read some Cornish stories by clicking the buttons.


See how I use Cornish language in my stories.

'Jack and Jen in Oz' is from my PhD research about Cornish-Australian literature. 

See the cover and back blurb of the book More than Miners, a 2023 book of 14 essays about the Cornish in South Australia. Rosanne has one included called 'Creative Cornish: An Australian Literary Heritage.'

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