Karen Attard

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Karen Attard
GenreFantasy, short fiction
Notable awardsAurealis Award
Best fantasy short story
1995 Harvest Bay

Karen Attard (born 1958)[1] 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.[2] 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 (Australian magazine) magazine.[3] Harvest Bay won the 1995 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[4] In 1997 she released two more short stories which were both featured in the Eidolon magazine.[3]



  • Whisper Dark (1995)


  • Like an Omen (1975)

Short stories[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Attard, Karen - Full record view - Libraries Australia Search". librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  2. ^ "Like an omen : poem / by Karen Attard". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  3. ^ a b "Karen Attard - Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1996 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-02-09.