Cowley, Wanda

Cowley, Wanda

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residence
Auckland

In Brief

Wanda Cowley is a children’s book author. Her titles include Biddy Alone (1988), Trespassers (1991), and Biddy and the Night Birds (1994). Her poems and stories have appeared in a wide range of journals and educational publications. Tom Fitzgibbon comments that her, ‘characters come alive in a distinctive landscape,’ and Tessa Duder praises Biddy Alone as, ‘a completely satisfying book’.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cowley, Wanda (1924 - ) is a writer for children whose stories and poems have appeared in numerous journals. Many focus on an empathy with the natural environment.

A review in Beneath Southern Skies describes Wanda Cowley as 'very much a New Zealand writer, she captures the feeling of what it is like to live on these islands. The sea is always close and her characters come alive in a distinctive landscape.'

Her titles are Biddy Alone (1988); Trespassers (1991); and Biddy and the Night Birds (1994).

Tessa Duder praises Biddy Alone as 'a completely satisfying book... With an economy of words and sharp dialogue notable in a first book..."'

Updated January 2017.