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'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.'

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  • Other formats: Also large print; sound recording

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Works about this Work

[Review] Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Paul Genoni , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Top Biographies Battle for $25,000 National Prize Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 2016; (p. 10)
Biography is a growing genre in Australian writing and, according to historian Peter Cochrane, that is a sign of a healthy society.
Three Biographies Kate Livett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 268-270)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography ; One Life : My Mother's Story Kate Grenville 2015 single work biography ; Wild Bleak Bohemia : Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall - A Documentary Michael Wilding 2014 single work biography
Treading the High Wire Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Bombast and Anxiety Susan Sheridan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2015;

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Review : Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Chris Harrington , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 3 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
A Genius Who Confronted Her Readers A Fine Portrait of a Literary Genius Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2015; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 16 May 2015; (p. 15) The Saturday Age , 16-17 May 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Portrait of a Private Lady Phil Brown , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 May 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Glorious Paradox Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Karen Lamb : Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather Suzanne Marks , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2015;

— Review of Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather Karen Lamb 2015 single work biography
Top Biographies Battle for $25,000 National Prize Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 2016; (p. 10)
Biography is a growing genre in Australian writing and, according to historian Peter Cochrane, that is a sign of a healthy society.
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