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Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather
Author: Karen Lamb

ISBN: 9780702253560
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30 April 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 2.8
Description:
Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather is the long-overdue biography of Australian author Thea Astley (1925-2004). Over a fifty-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including The Acolyte, The Slow Natives and, finally, Drylands in 1999. She was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin awards - she won four. With many of her works published internationally, Astley was a trailblazer for women writers. In her personal life, she was renowned for her dry wit, eccentricity and compassion.

Karen Lamb has drawn on an unparalleled range of interviews and correspondence to create a detailed picture of Thea the woman, as well as Astley the writer. She has sought to understand Astley's private world and how that shaped the distinctive body of work that is Thea Astley's literary legacy.

About the Author

Karen Lamb teaches literature and communication at the Australian Catholic University and has held teaching and research positions at the University of Queensland, Monash University, and the University of Melbourne, where she taught...

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