Ray, N L

About the author

Nancy Louise Hunt, who also wrote as N L Ray, was born in 1918 in Bathurst, New South Wales, and had her first work published at the age of just 11 in the Sydney Sun and Melbourne Herald. During World War II she served in the WAAF in Melbourne. From the 1960s, she wrote short stories, following this with her first novel, The Everywhere Dog, published in 1978. Her career flourished as she produced picture books, poetry and children’s literature. Her work met with critical acclaim, and the University of Canberra, in the biographical note attached to its description of her papers, said of her:

The writer is a realistic and shrewd observer of human nature. She possesses a playful imagination, a pervasive sense of humour and holds very firm life values.

Finding the book
Easy to find

Links and sources
N L Ray’s papers are at the University of Canberra
Nan Hunt on Austlit
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph.

Bibliography (horse books only)

Roma Mercedes and Fred

Collins, Sydney & London, 1978, 93 pp, illus Walter Stackpool

Fred is a horse with a very unusual talent.

As nan hunt

A Patch of Sunlight
Omnibus Books, Sydney, 1995, illus Rachel Tonkin