A Conversation with Amanda Lohrey & Karen Viggers The Labyrinth

19 Aug 2020

When : Wednesday 19th of August

Time : 6.30-7.30 PM

Zoom Livestream Event


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Join Amanda Lohrey as she talks to Karen Viggers about her latest hypnotic story of guilt and denial and the fraught relationship between parents and children, The Labyrinth. A meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity. A must-go event to hear one of Australia’s best authors at their best.

Book released 4 August; call your local Harry Hartog store to pre-order your copy.

About the Speakers

Amanda Lohrey lives in Tasmania and writes fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of acclaimed novels such as The Morality of Gentlemen, Camille’s Bread, A Short History of Richard Kline, the novella Vertigo; as well as the award-winning short story collection Reading Madame Bovary. She has taught Politics at the University of Tasmania and Writing and Textual Studies at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland. Amanda is a regular contributor to the Monthly magazine and is a former Senior Fellow of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. In November 2012 she received the Patrick White Award for literature.

Karen Viggers is the author of four novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife, The Grass Castle and the latest being The Orchardist’s Daughter. She writes contemporary realist fiction set in Australian landscapes, and her work explores connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, death, family, marriage and friendship.

Karen completed a PhD in wildlife health and is a wildlife veterinarian who has worked and travelled in many remote parts of Australia, from Antarctica to the Kimberley.

Her work has enjoyed great success in France, selling more than 800,000 copies to date. The Lightkeeper’s Wife (La Memoire de embruns) was on the French National Bestseller list for more than 42 weeks and won the Les Petits Mots des Libraires Prix Litteraire and was short-listed for the Livre de Poche Readers Prize. Karen was a Bundanon Trust Artist-In-Residence in 2018, and 2019.

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