VALE ELIZABETH THOMPSON

Elizabeth Thompson nee Webber – began her writing career as a journalist and worked with two regional newspapers. Later she made her way to London where she worked for a major part of her adult life.  Back in Australia she wrote, as a freelance journalist and columnist, for internet writing sites, [e.g. ‘Open Writing web magazine, U.K.] self-sufficiency and gardening magazines and literary anthologies.

Elizabeth’s short stories were broadcast regularly on the Queensland ‘Story Teller’ program, radio station 4RPH and she also wrote and recorded regular humorous prose for radio 3RPP for the ‘Writer’s at Work’ program. She was a regular columnist for ‘Open Writing U.K.’ with the radio series, ‘Letters from the Other Side’.  

Elizabeth won the SWWVic. Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award, and also the SWWVic. Biennial prize, Ballarat Writers Awards, Australian Community Writers Awards, and had freelance articles published in Grass Roots Magazine and in the Geelong Writers anthologies.  She spent much of her last years writing a collection of humorous titles ‘Letters from the other Side’ from ‘Cynthia’ and also a novella, Ants, Aunts and Funerals, published in 2014.  Many of her short stories have been recorded on disc and as pod-casts for the vision impaired. Elizabeth spent her last years living in the Ovens Valley in Bright, a part of the world that she loved deeply.

Del Nightingale

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