Deveson in 2013
19 June 1930|
Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
|Occupation||Novelist, broadcaster, filmmaker|
2 sons: Jonathan; Joshua;|
daughter: Georgia Blain
During World War II, Deveson's family moved to Western Australia from Malaya as refugees. She attempted a Science degree in England, but dropped out to pursue other interests. Deveson was one of many broadcasters who opposed non-communist involvement in Vietnam.
Anne Deveson was broadcaster Ellis Blain's (1914–1979) second wife.
Deveson's son Jonathan developed schizophrenia and ultimately died of a drug overdose. She wrote about her experience, in the book Tell Me I'm Here, and then translated her work into the film, Spinning Out.
She helped establish the NSW Schizophrenia Fellowship and the national body Schizophrenia Australia.
Deveson's book Resilience was written after the sudden death of her partner, the English economist Robert Theobald in 1999 and draws on her own emotions and feelings.
Anne Deveson was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1983 for services to the media and an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1993 for her work in community health and for increasing the public awareness of schizophrenia.
In 1991 Deveson was presented with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Non - Fiction Award for Tell Me I'm Here.
- Australians at Risk (Cassell, 1978)
- Tell Me I'm Here (Penguin, 1991) ISBN 0-14-017339-0
- Coming of Age: Twenty-one Interviews About Growing Older (Scribe Publications, 1994)
- Lines in the Sand (Penguin, 2000) (fiction)
- Resilience (Allen & Unwin, 2003) ISBN 1-86448-634-1
- "Waging Peace" (Allen & Unwin, 2013) ISBN 978-1-74331-003-8
- Who Killed Jenny Langby? (South Australian Film Corporation, 1974, acted as herself), a docudrama written by Greg Barker and Donald Crombie (producer).
- Do I Have to Kill My Child? (C.I.D. Productions, 1976, co-writer with Donald Crombie, producer)
- Achieving (Pilgrim International Films, 1979, writer) TV show produced by Betty Wood
- Spinning Out (Australian Film Commission, 1991, writer, director and producer)
- Deveson, Anne (1991). Tell Me I'm Here. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-027257-7.
- "Australian Biography - Anne Deveson, Writer, Broadcaster and Filmmaker" (PDF). A Film Australia National Interest Programme. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
- "It's an Honour". Australian Government. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- "1991 Human Rights Medal and Awards". Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Retrieved 2007-08-11.
- "Anne Deveson". IMDb Database. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- "Spinning Out". Australian Film Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- "Australian Biography - Anne Deveson, Writer, Broadcaster and Filmmaker". A Film Australia National Interest Programme. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. - includes full transcript of an interview by Robin Hughes for the TV program in 2004
- "Writers in Residence - Anne Deveson". Melbourne: The Age. 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
- "Beautifully Crafted: Resilience by Anne Deveson". Dotlit - The Online Journal of Creative Writing. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
- Anne Deveson at the Internet Movie Database
- Anne Deveson in The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in the Twentieth Century