Lin van Hek

Lin van HekLin van Hek is a singer, songwriter, novelist, poet and a painter. She co-wrote and sang the song “Intimacy” for the film, The Terminator. She recorded a solo CD River of Life featuring songs of New Zealand writer, Kath Tait.

Lin Van Hek has worked for over two decades with a group of women in North Vietnam designing, manufacturing and trading in ethical, non-exploitative hand-embroidered silk garments and textiles.

She is an advocate of handmade houses and also lives half the year in a stone house on the Brass Knocker Creek near the Wadbilliga River and state forest in the southeastern corner of New South Wales.




The Hanging Girl, Misfit Books, 1988.
The Ballad of Siddy Church, Spinifex 1997.
Katherine Mansfield’s Black Paper Fan, Difficult Women, 2010.

The Slain Lamb Stories, Independent, 1979.
Anna’s Box : selected short stories, Difficult Women, 2006.

Cat Tales: The Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives, Spinifex Press, 2003.
Horse Dreams: The Meaning of Horses in Women’s Lives, Spinifex Press, 2004.
Best Australian Poems 2015

Winner of ‘The Age’ short story contest.
Winner of SWWV Christmas competition, 2016.

Official website
Lin Van Hek Gallery
Difficult Women Website

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