T.A.G. Hungerford AO (1915–2011) was a journalist and author of a range of works including novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction and children’s fiction. His books include The Ridge in the River (1952), winner of the ALS Gold Medal; Sowers of the Wind (1954) and Stories from Suburban Road (1983), winner of the Prose Fiction section of the Western Australia Week Literary Awards. He was the recipient of the Patrick White Award in 2002, and the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript – now City of Fremantle Hungerford Award – was established in his name.