Judith Wright was born in Armidale, New South Wales in 1915. Her collections of poetry include The Moving Image (1946), Woman to Man (1949), The Gateway (1953), The Two Fires (1955), Birds (1962), Five Senses (The Forest) (1963), City Sunrise (1964), The Other Half (1966), Shadow (1970), Alive (1973), Fourth Quarter (1976) and Phantom Dwelling (1985), as well as other selected and collected volumes. Over a long and distinguished literary career, she has also published literary essays, biographies, histories, children’s books, and other non-fiction including We Call For a Treaty, on the work of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee, and The Coral Battleground, on the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef. Judith Wright’s writing has won many honours, including the Grace Leven Award (twice), the New South Wales Premier’s Prize, the Encyclopedia Britannica Prize for Literature, and the Asan World Prize for Poetry. She has received honorary degrees (D.Litt) for the Universities of New England, Sydney, Monash and New South Wales, and the Australian National University.