Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram

Children's author, Poet, Scriptwriter

http://www.hiawynoramauthor.com
hiawynoram@btinternet.com
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Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Drama, Fairy tale, Fiction, Novelty, Picture book, Poetry, Stage/Screen, Travel

Book types

Fiction for children, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Picture book

Awards

  • the Experian shortlist 2004 for film THE GOOD MOOD HUNT and the RED HOUSE AWARD shortlist for MR STRONGMOUSE AND THE BABY.
  • the Tokyo Children's Film Festival Award for Best Short Film for BIG CAT
  • the French Prix du Livre Inter Culturel for JUST LIKE US
  • the UK Smarties Prize shortlist for THE SECOND PRINCESS
  • an Italian CIELJ Octagonale for A BOY WANTS A DINOSAUR
  • the 6-8 category of the Experian Big 3 for JUST DOG
  • Awards include the Japanese Picture Book Award for ANGRY ARTHUR LITTLE CAT

Organisations

  • Society of Authors

Details

Hiawyn's writings include children's books, poems, lyrics, libretto, animation scripts and travel stories. Her 100th book, SNOWBOY & THE LAST TREE STANDING was published in November 2017.  She grew up in South Africa where she studied English and Drama at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal and afterwards became an advertising copywriter at J Walter Thompson in Johannesburg and Leo Burnett in London. Her books have been translated into many languages across the world.  She's written libretti - words and lyrics - for THE VACKEES (published by Josef Weinberger) and THE MERMAID (published by Faber Music) with scores by Carl Davis and most recently the words and lyrics for  a concert piece for orchestra, youth choir and actors about the Kindertransport movement of 1939, entitled LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW.

Books by Hiawyn Oram

A selection of children's books

978-1-4063-5825-4
SNOWBOY and the LAST TREE STANDING

SNOWBOY and the LAST TREE STANDING

With thoughtfulness and his Cloak of Many Uses, Snowboy is able to save the world from greedy Greenbackboy's dangerous game - the Fantasy of Ka-Ching! 
9781842707746
ANGRY ARTHUR

ANGRY ARTHUR

Arthur gets so angry, his anger becomes a UNIVERSEQUAKE! ? But why was he so angry in the first place? Illustrator Satoshi Kitamura 
9781849392983
IN THE ATTIC  (Andersen Press)

IN THE ATTIC (Andersen Press)

Another 'classic' illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura about where a fertile imagination can take you 
9781444903027
The Totally Terrifying Three

The Totally Terrifying Three

Illustrated by David Melling. A dragon, a witch and a giant believe they are totally terrifying... until they meet a delightful little toddler who shows them they're not scary at all. 
9781407109350
MY FRIEND FRED

MY FRIEND FRED

Illustrated by Rosie Reeve. Fred is the family dog but Rose wants him to be hers, all hers. A heart-warming tale about friendship and finding a way to share when you'd rather not! 
9781842706053
NED & THE JOYABLOO

NED & THE JOYABLOO

Ned is grumpy every day except for Friday - the day when his Joybaloo comes out of the airing cupboard and they play wonderful games until it is time for the Joybaloo to go back to sleep. But one day the Joybaloo disappears and Ned has no choice but to discover how to make his own joy. Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura. 
9781849396257
BEETLE & BUG AND THE GRISSEL HUNT

BEETLE & BUG AND THE GRISSEL HUNT

Illustrated by the stylish Japanese artist, Satoshi Kitamura, this is a narrative nonsense poem in which Beetle and Bug go in search of some non-existent beasts with a view to becoming famous and rich! 
THE GOOD MOOD HUNT (OUP)

THE GOOD MOOD HUNT (OUP)

Moods come and go as we know. Hannah loses her good mood and sets out on a hunt to get it back 
9781846165764
The Rumblewick Letters - My Unwilling Witch.

The Rumblewick Letters - My Unwilling Witch.

Rumblewick writes to his uncle Sherbet for help with his witch who doesn't want to be a witch. With letters and spells to open out.  
9781846160646
Rumblewick and the Dinner Dragons

Rumblewick and the Dinner Dragons

Rumblewick's witch, Haggy Aggy, has told him to invite some terri-frying dragons for dinner. But what will he cook or will they cook HIM?? 
9781846160677
Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Starts A Girl Band

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Starts A Girl Band

Haggy Aggy is starting a Girl Band and wants RB in it even though it's clear as new moonlight he is not a girl 
9781846160691

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Gets Cooking

Haggy Aggy sets her heart on becoming a Celebrity TV chef 
9781846160707

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Sleeps Over

Should RB tell Haggy Aggy's new bestest best friends they've invited a WITCH to sleep over? 
9781846160653

Rumblewick's Diary, My UnWilling Witch Goes To Ballet School

Haggy Aggy is determined to get to dance the princess in Swan Lake 
9781846160660

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Gets A Makeover

Now Haggy Aggy wants a total make-over so she can become a slinky supermodel in top-to-toe pink 
9781846160684

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Skates On Thin Ice

Haggy Aggy's wants a skating instructor so she can learn to dance on ice even though it's wake-the-dead time and she should be dancing on graves 
9781846160721

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Flies HIgh

Haggy Aggy wants to join the circus as the highest trapeze flyer ever 
9781846160714

Rumblewick's Diary, My Unwilling Witch Starts A Fun Park

Haggy Aggy realises kids love to be scared and wants to make them the scariest fun park ever 

MR STRONGMOUSE AND THE BABY (Orchard Books)

The strongest mouse in history finds being strong isn't everything it's pumped up to be 
978-095715709
A CREEPY CRAWLY SONG BOOK

A CREEPY CRAWLY SONG BOOK

With CD, music by Carl Davis, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura: A Song Book filled with imaginative songs about many of our favourite 'bugs' as they come out of the undergrowth or down from the skies to reveal characters, predicaments and sticky situations we can all identify with and delight in. 
9781846163364
BEING IMPOSSIBLE

BEING IMPOSSIBLE

Tiff, the enabler, is a talking cat who plays the piano and trumpet and comes into Logan's life to change her and the family dynamic forever... 

Keywords

ANGER ANIMATION CATS CHILDREN'S BOOKS CHILDRENS EMOTIONS CHILDREN'S TV FAIRIES FAMILIAR FAMILY MUSICALS HAGGY AGGY KITAMURA MONA THE VAMPIRE MOODS MUSICALS RUMBLEWICK SARAH WARBURTON SCHOOL PLAYS TONY ROSS WITCH WORKSHOPS