2012 Patrick White Literary Award

The Patrick White Literary Award for 2012 was awarded to Tasmanian author, Amanda Lohrey. The award recognises a body of work where the Author has made a significant contribution to Australian literature and was created by writer Patrick White from the proceeds of his Nobel Prize for Literature, which he won in 1973.

Amanda Lohrey has written many essays and award winning novels, including Camille’s BreadVertigo: A Novella, and Reading Madame Bovary.

The judges of the Patrick White Award commended Lohrey’s distinguished work as a Novelist, short story writer and essayist:

In her fiction, Amanda Lohrey creates memorable characters shaped by moral or ethical dilemmas and questions. Her prose style has developed a distinctive grace and lucidity in expressing these complex issues.’

2012 marks the 39th year of the Patrick White Literary Award. Amanda Lohrey joins other recent recipients, Beverley Farmer (2009), David Foster (2010) and Robert Adamson (2011).

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