Joy Cowley


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in Levin, New Zealand
August 07, 1936

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Cassia Joy Cowley, a fiction writer for children and adults, was born in Levin and educated at Palmerston North GHS and Pharmacy College. She has been published so widely and to such acclaim that she received a Commemoration Medal in 1990, the OBE in 1992 for her services to children’s literature, the Margaret Mahy Award Lecture in 1993 and an honorary doctorate from Massey University in 1993. In 2004, she received the A W Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Joy has contributed many stories, plays, and poems to New Zealand's School Journal, as far back as the 1960s and as recently as 2010. She is internationally recognised for her contribution to children's literacy and has written m
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“See with the eyes of love and a thing becomes beautiful. See with the eyes of hate and things are ugly.”
Joy Cowley, Starbright and the Dream Eater

“I learned from her that the people who said you only live once were not readers. As often as you open a book, you come to new places and live new lives.”
Joy Cowley, Navigation: A Memoir

“She rested her head on Esther's shoulder and let the fuzzy warmth of her hug flow through her. It was the kind of warmth that clicked your bones back into place, smoothed out your muscles and made your blood sing a soft lullaby all the way around your body.”
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