Posted by: Lisa Hill | November 21, 2012

Amanda Lohrey wins 2012 Patrick White Award

I am indebted to AustLit News for the news that Amanda Lohrey has won the 2012 Patrick White Award.

This is the award that was set up by Patrick White (using his Nobel Prize money) to honour authors who haven’t had the recognition they deserve.  It’s worth about $25,000.

I have reviewed two books by Amanda Lohrey on this blog.  Click the links to go to my reviews:

I’ve also read (but not reviewed here) Lohrey’s The Philosopher’s Doll which was longlisted for the 2006 IMPAC Award, her contribution to a 1997 collection called Secrets (co-authored with Drusilla Modjeska and Robert Dessaix) and her Quarterly Essay about the rise of the Greens in Australia.

Congratulations to Amanda Lohrey and the publishers who have nurtured her writing over the years!

Availability:
Vertigo: A Novella
Reading Madame Bovary
The Philosopher’s Doll
Quarterly Essays 8 : Groundswell : the Rise to the Greens: The Rise of the Greens

Fishpond also has some other second-hand titles including Quarterly Essays, but you’ll have to be quick.

 

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