Amanda Lohrey

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Amanda Lohrey
BornAmanda Frances Lillian Howard
(1947-04-13) 13 April 1947 (age 71)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Notable worksReading Madame Bovary Camille's Bread
Notable awardsPatrick White Award
Years active1977–present
SpouseAndrew Lohrey

Amanda Frances Lillian Lohrey (née Howard; born 13 April 1947) is an Australian writer, and novelist. She completed her education at the University of Tasmania before taking up a scholarship at the University of Cambridge. From 1988 to 1994 she lectured in writing and textual studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has held the position of lecturer in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland in Brisbane since 2002, and joined the Australian National University School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics as a visiting fellow in 2016. Lohrey continues to write fiction.[1] "Amanda Lohrey's first novel was published in 1984 and her most recent in 2015; her novels have examined the politics of the waterfront and the party room, the kitchen and the bedroom, the office and the tree change. Her career offers an opportunity to think about the relationship between gender, politics and literary culture in Australia: to what extent have feminisms shaped our expectations of contemporary authorship, and to what ends?"[2] In 2012, the judges for the Patrick White Literary Award praised Lohrey for her “outstanding contribution to Australian literature as a fiction writer and her distinguished work as an essayist”.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]



  • The Morality of Gentlemen (1984)
  • The Reading Group (1988)
  • Camille's Bread (1995)
  • The Philosopher's Doll (2004)
  • Vertigo (2008)
  • Reading Madame Bovary (2010)
  • A Short History of Richard Kline (2015)


  • The Clear Voice Suddenly Singing. An essay in Secrets by Drusilla Modjeska, Amanda Lohrey, Robert Dessaix. Pan MacMillan, 1997
  • The Project of the Self under Late-Capitalism. The Best Australian Essays 2001, pp. 246 – 65. Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Reading Madame Bovary. The Best Australian Stories 2002, pp. 14 – 39. Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Groundswell: The Rise of the Greens Quarterly Essay 8. 2002 pp. 1 – 86. Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Writing The Morality of Gentlemen. Hecate, Vol. 30, 2004 pp. 193 – 200. Hecate Press
  • Enrolment Daze, The Monthly, No.7, November 2005
  • Celebrating the secular. Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 12, 2006 pp. 202 – 206 John Libbey & Company Pty Ltd
  • Voting for Jesus, Christianity and Politics in Australia. Quarterly Essay 22. 2006. Black Inc.
  • Green Christine, The Monthly, No.31, February 2008
  • A Welcome Contradiction: Gambler and MONA founder David Walsh has written a book, The Monthly, December 2014 - January 2015

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Celebrated author Amanda Lohrey to write next novel at ANU". 28 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ Feminism, Literary Reception, and the Case of Amanda Lohrey [1] by Julieanne Lamond
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  4. ^ "The 2006 longlist". IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2007.