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Kathryn Lomer i(123 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Lomer was born in north-west Tasmania. She left school at the age of fifteen and worked in a range of jobs. She later studied at university. She taught English as a second language for many years, including two years in Japan.

Personal Awards

2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Established Writers Young adult literature (for 12 to 18 years)
2011 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $30,000 for poetry writing.
2007 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $30,000 for poetry writing.

Awards for Works

Talk Under Water 2015 single work novel young adult

'Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on coincidence. Summer lives in Will's old hometown, Kettering, a small Tasmanian coastal community. Summer isn't telling the whole truth about herself, but figures it doesn't matter if they never see each other in person, right?

'When Will returns to Kettering, the two finally meet and Summer can no longer hide her secret – she is deaf. Can Summer and Will find a way to be friends in person even though they speak a completely different language?' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adults
Vapour Trails over Sassafras "And vapour trails are dividing up the sky the way fences", Now You Shall Know : Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2013 , 2013 single work poetry
2013 commended The Newcastle Poetry Prize
Shifting Sands "The sculptor builds schooner out of sand;", Famous Reporter , no. 43 2012 single work poetry
2011 highly commended Byron Bay Poetry Festival Picaro Poetry Award
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