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The Resource Thea Astley : inventing her own weather, Karen Lamb

Thea Astley : inventing her own weather, Karen Lamb

Label
Thea Astley : inventing her own weather
Title
Thea Astley
Title remainder
inventing her own weather
Statement of responsibility
Karen Lamb
Title variation
Inventing her own weather
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first biography of one of Australia's most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925-2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including "The Acolyte," "Drylands," and "The Slow Natives," and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. 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
Summary
This is the first biography of one of Australia's most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925-2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including "The Acolyte," "Drylands," and "The Slow Natives," and was the first person to win multiple Miles Franklin Awards. 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
Writing style
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Nonfiction, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
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10446863
Cataloging source
ANL
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1956-
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Lamb, Karen
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Astley, Thea
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Novelists, Australian
Target audience
adult
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inventing her own weather
Label
Thea Astley : inventing her own weather, Karen Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000053493518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 360 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780702253560
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892731271
Label
Thea Astley : inventing her own weather, Karen Lamb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000053493518
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 360 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780702253560
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)892731271

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