Author Sonya Hartnett's papers

Melbourne's Sonya Hartnett has been a best-selling author for nearly 30 years, working across children’s and adult fiction. Heralded as 'the finest Australian writer of her generation', she has achieved considerable success both nationally and internationally, winning the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2008.

The State Library has collected Sonya Hartnett’s papers since 1999, building a major archive of her career. New items acquired include literary papers for her novels Golden Boys, Butterfly and The Ghost’s Child; publisher correspondence; and illustrations from Butterfly and The Ghost's Child.

'a major step forward in the Library’s commitment to conserve the life’s work of this celebrated Australian author'