The Resource Thea Astley

Thea Astley

Label
Thea Astley
Title
Thea Astley
Statement of responsibility
Karen Lamb
Title variation
Inventing her own weather
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
823.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biography
Target audience
adult
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inventing her own weather
Label
Thea Astley
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:IPG_138894
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702255014
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Thea Astley
Control code
BORROWBOX:IPG_138894
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702255014
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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