• NEW RELEASE

    Butterfly, We're Expecting You

    Libby Hathorn's latest picture book is here!
    Come and explore your backyard.
    Who knows what you'll find?
    A butterfly, a frog, a bird...maybe even a dinosaur!

    Look inside Butterfly, We're Expecting You
  • NEW RELEASE

    A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy

    A young soldier far from home, a boy orphaned by war, and the stray dog that brings them together.

    A powerful story of the Somme from one of Australia’s most acclaimed children’s authors with memorable illustrations by Phil Lesnie.

    Preview A Soldier, A Dog and a Boy >
  • New Release: Incredibilia

    Imagination gone wild!

    Libby Hathorn invites you to pore over these pages where Gaye Chapman’s magical illustrations welcome you into the world of Incredibilia.

    Preview Incredibilia >
Welcome to my world of stories and writing. I hope you’ll find it inspiring.
- Libby Hathorn

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My books are written across a range of ages from picture book to novel.

I’m often asked about inspiration and the process of writing. Here are some of my Golden Rules for gathering ideas and enjoying writing poetry and stories.

My Golden Rules

Recent Posts

Sellout at Family Day for OUTSIDE: A FEAST OF THE SENSES

Sellout at Family Day for OUTSIDE: A FEAST OF THE SENSES

I was thrilled to work with Elena Kats Chernin, composer, to bring OUTSIDE as opera libretto to life. The Sydney Writers’ Festival staged a reading with music on Family Day at Carriageworks that was a sellout! After such a stunning performance I now look forward to its development as a full opera in 2020. To ...

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The Empathy Poems Project

The Empathy Poems Project

Inspired by writer/acedemic Debra Adelaide who informed us of an online Empathy Poetry page at UTS (University of Technology Sydney) about the plight of refugees around the world, we’re experimenting at the Society of Women’s Writers luncheon. These are held each month at the NSW State Library, and this time I will have a workshop ...

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Outside: A Feast of the Senses, at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

Outside: A Feast of the Senses, at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

Exciting plans a re afoot for the presentation for OUTSIDE at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, 6th May, 11.15am at the Carriageworks, Newtown. At a meeting with Director of Children’s and YA, Claire Sawyer, I met the talented and energetic saxophonist Christine Leonard who is making magical connections for the quartet to perform at the reading, ...

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A Glimpse into Libby Hathorn’s Library