Ruth Park, AuthorTo Culture
Ruth Park left New Zealand with her Australian husband, writer D'Arcy Niland, in 1942. She found Sydney to be a rich source of inspiration for her early novels. Working for ABC Radio and as a freelance writer, Park's career really flourished when she was awarded the inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Literary Award in 1946 for her debut novel "The Harp in the South". Writing for both children and adults, her 114 novels cemented her place as an iconic figure of Australian literature.