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Mem Fox

Merrion Frances "Mem" Fox, AM is an Australian children's book writer and literacy educator. Fox has been retired since 1996, but still hosts conferences and events in Adelaide, South Australia.

Born Merrion Frances Partridge, March 5, 1946, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Pen name "Mem" Fox
Occupation Author
Nationality Australian
Notable awards Nan Chauncy Award, 2017

About Mem Fox

Possum Magic (1983), Time for Bed (1993), and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes are among her best-known works as a children's author, educator, and literacy advocate in Australia (2008). From 1990 until 2000, her controversial book, Guess What?, was on the list of the 100 Most Challenged Books in America.

Mem Fox before fame

Before pursuing a career in education and children's books, she attended theater school in England. Until 1996, she was a lecturer in literacy studies at Flinders University.

Achievement of Mem Fox

Her literary honors include the Advance Australia Award for an outstanding contribution to Australian literature (1991), and in 2005 she was appointed by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark as one of five Australian ambassadors of Hans Christian Andersen in celebration of the author's 200th anniversary.

Mem Fox family life

In 1969, she married Malcolm Fox, a teacher. In 1971, the couple welcomed their first child, Chloe Fox.

Associations of Mem Fox

Jim Davis, who founded the Professor Garfield Foundation to encourage children's literacy, shared her enthusiasm for the topic.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Mem Fox

Writers of Adelaide. Australian memorists. Australian children's writer. Centennial Medal Recipient

Latest information about Mem Fox updated on September 06 2021.