Past ANU Fellow wins 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award

Past ANU Fellow wins 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award
Wednesday 15 December 2021

Past ANU visiting fellow Amanda Lohrey has been named the winner of the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award Fiction Prize for her seventh novel 'The Labyrinth'. 

Lohrey spent time at the Australian National University in 2016 as the HC Coombes Creative Arts Fellow, during which time she was able to complete the writing of this work.

This prize tops of a wave of recognition for the author in 2021, where she was also awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Voss Literary Award for the same novel.

Lohrey recently delivered the 2021 ASAL Patron's Lecture, “Grand Designs: writing the domestic dwelling in the novel".

The lecture was presented on 19 November 2021, by The Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Copyright Australia Cultural Fund, and the ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics.

You can watch the full lecture here



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