When the Hipchicks Went to War

Pamela Rushby's young adult novel, WHEN THE HIPCHICKS WENT TO WAR (Hachette 2009), has been awarded the Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010. The novel is about young women who went to Vietnam as entertainers during the Vietnam War. Some of them were only 16 years old...

The book began as a prize-winning short story, and was then developed into a full-length novel. Research was undertaken at the Australian War Memorial with the assistance of a May Gibs Children's Literature Trust Creative Time Residential Felowship. Pam also traveled to Vietnam and visited many of the old Australian sites.

An offer has been received to option the book for a film.

Pamela Rushby's young adult novel, WHEN THE HIPCHICKS WENT TO WAR (Hachette 2009) has been awarded the Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010. The novel is about young women who went to Vietnam as entertainers during the Vietnam War. Some of them were only 16 years old...

The book began as a prize-winning short story, and was then developed into a full-length novel. Research was undertaken at the Australian War Memorial with the assistance of a May Gibs Children's Literature Trust Creative Time Residential Felowship. Pam also traveled to Vietnam and visited many of the old Australian sites.

An offer has been received to option the book for a film.