Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram

Children's author, Poet, Scriptwriter

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

Commission a book, 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, 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

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.  A small selection of her books is included here.

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! 
978-1406371543
FLAT CAT

FLAT CAT

Illustrated by Gwen Millward, story about a spoiled cat who has to take matters in his own paws to experience life 
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. 
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. 

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