Dorothy Porter


Age: 54

Australian award-winning poet best known for crime novels set in verse who wrote six collections of poetry and two young adult novels besides her five verse novels including The Monkey's Mask that was made into a film in 2001 starring Kelly McGillis, and whose newest novel El Dorado was shortlisted in 2008 for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for fiction.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: March 26, 1954

Died: December 10, 2008

Melbourne, Australia