Errol Broome grew up in Perth where she studied Arts at the University of Western Australia and worked as a journalist at the West Australian. She now lives in Melbourne. She is Literary Patron of the Society of Women Writers Victoria, and spends much time keeping her garden alive. An award-winning author, her books for children have been published widely overseas and translated into several languages.
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 1992)
Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2004)
Children’s Book Council of Australia (Honour Book 2001)
Song of the Dove, listed in the 4th CJ Awards for International Picture Books, top 100 recent publications 2011
Dear Mr Sprouts; WA Premier’s Award for a Children’s Book 1992; shortlisted Multicultural Children’s Literature Award 1992; listed
USA Children’s Books of the Year 1994; shortlisted Speech Pathology of Australia Award 2007
Gracie and the Emperor, notable book CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2004
The Judas Donkey, notable book CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2004
Away with the Birds, Honour Book, 2001 CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2001; CBCA notable book
What a Goat! shortlisted WA Premier’s Award 1998; CBCA notable book 1998
Rockhopper, shortlisted WA Premier’s Award 1994; CBCA notable book 1994
Tangles, shortlisted WA Premier’s Award 1993; CBCA notable book 1993
Mary Grant Bruce Award 1990.