Karen Attard

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Karen Attard
Nationality Australian
Genre Fantasy, short fiction
Notable awards Aurealis Award
Best fantasy short story
1995 Harvest Bay

Karen Attard is an Australian writer of fantasy and short fiction.


Attard's first work to be published was in 1975 with a poem published by Meuse Press, entitled Like an Omen.[1] In 1995 she published a poetry collection published by Five Islands Press entitled Whisper Dark and a short story, Harvest Bay which was featured in the Eidolon magazine.[2] Harvest Bay won the 1995 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[3] In 1997 she released two more short stories which were both featured in the Eidolon magazine.[2]



  • Whisper Dark (1995)


  • Like an Omen (1975)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Harvest Bay" (1995) in Eidolon, Spring 1995
  • "A Momentary Brightness" (1997) in Eidolon, issue 24, Autumn 1997
  • "Extracts from a Chronicle" (1997) in Eidolon, Issue 25/26, Spring 1997