Vale Max Fatchen, author extraordinaire

Max Fatchen

It was a sad day yesterday as South Australia farewelled one of our beloved writers, Max Fatchen. The popular author died at the age of 92 after a career which started in 1946. He was a renowned journalist, columnist, humorist, novelist and quirky poet.

His children’s books alone places him at the highest level of children’s literature in Australia, but he was far more than that.

His regular poems and columns written for our state daily newspaper The Advertiser will remain in the memories of many for years to come.


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