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Pamela Hart

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Pamela Hart is an award-winning novelist of more than 40 books for both children and adults.

Her new series, the Poppy McGowan Mysteries, starts with Digging Up Dirt (Harper Collins/HQ, 2021).

Pamela has been mainly known as an historical novelist; her latest book is The Charleston Scandal (Hachette Australia/Piatkus Books, 2020), which she describes as ‘Downton Abbey meets 42nd St’, and which is set in the London theatrical world of 1923, featuring Fred Astaire and Noël Coward.

As Pamela Freeman, she writes children’s fiction and fantasy for adults. Pamela lives in Sydney with her husband (children’s writer Stephen Hart) and son.

She is available for zoom book clubs, library or school workshops, etc.

Other Awards

  • The Black Dress, NSW Premier’s History Prize, 2006
  • Victor’s Challenge, Aurealis Award, 2009
  • Ember and Ash, Aurealis Award, 2011
  • Desert Lake, ASO Librarian’s Choice Award, Highly Commended Educational Publishing Award
  • Shortlistings: Romantic Novelists’ Assoc (UK) Epic Romance Award, RWA Ruby Award for Long Form Romance, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards (3), Koala Awards, Wilderness Society Environment Award, Speech Pathologists’ Awards, Educational Publishing Awards, NSW Premier’s History Prize for Young People.

Books by Pamela Hart

  • Digging Up Dirt