Katherine Johnson i(3 works by) (a.k.a. Katherine Jane Johnson)
Born: Established: 1971 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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Tasmanian-based Katherine Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and an honours degree in marine science. She has worked as a science journalist.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Kubla 2013 single work novel

'1953, Tasmania, two brothers discover a secret cave but only one comes out.


Set deep underground, Kubla tells the story of Kip Duggan - acclaimed scientist but unfaithful husband and neglectful father - who returns to the forbidden place where his 10-year-old brother went missing 50 years before. Fearing his brutal father, Kip lied about Tommy's death in the vast Kubla cave system beneath his family's dairy farm. His return is an attempt to fulfil a promise he made to his dying mother: to find his brother's remains and bury them alongside her. But what if Tommy's remains are not where he thought they'd be? The obsessive search becomes a journey of self-discovery and a struggle for his own survival. Kubla is a book about the importance of family, of living your own life, and the airing of deep secrets.'

Source: http://www.arts.tas.gov.au/artsatwork/tasmanian_literary_prizes/shortlists/kubla (Sighted 25/03/2013)

2013 winner Tasmania Book Prizes University of Tasmania Prize
2013 winner Tasmania Book Prizes The University of Tasmania Prize - People's Choice Award
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