Karen Lamb i(31 works by)
Born: Established: 1956
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1966
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BiographyHistory

Karen Lamb has taught in schools and universities and reviewed Australian fiction for journals and newspapers.

Awards for Works

Thea Astley : Inventing Her Own Weather 2015 single work biography

'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.'

2016 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
2016 shortlisted ASAL Awards The Australian Historical Association Awards Magarey Medal for Biography
2016 shortlisted National Biography Award
2016 longlisted Australia Book Prize
2016 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
2015 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
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