• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6202

Fox, Mem

(1946 – )
  • Born 1 March, 1946, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Academic, Author, Children's writer


Best-selling author Mem Fox has written over 40 children’s books and five non-fiction adult books. Her first book, Possum Magic, was released in 1983 and is still in publication today.

As an Associate Professor, Mem taught literacy studies at Flinders University, South Australia, for 24 years. She has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards and has received three honorary doctorates.

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interviews with Barbara Hanrahan, Mem Fox, Colin Thiele, Christobel Mattingley and Max Fatchen [videorecording]
    • Mem Fox : SUMMARY RECORD
  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Mem Fox, 1961-2006 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Mem Fox interviewed by Rob Linn for the Mortlock Library collection [sound recording]
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    • Mem Fox papers
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Mem Fox, author, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals].