Kathryn Lomer

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Kathryn Lomer on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012

Kathryn Lomer (born 1958, Tasmania) is an Australian novelist, YA (young adult) novelist, short story writer and poet. She has also written for screen, with one short film credit to date.

She taught ESL (English as a second language) for many years, including two years in Japan.

Her first novel, The God in the Ink was published by the University of Queensland Press in 2001. Her first book of poetry, Extraction of Arrows, also published by UQP, was released in September 2003. Since then she has published two YA novels, a collection of short stories and another collection of poetry, all with UQP.

She currently resides in Hobart in her native Tasmania.


The 2003/2004 Anne Elder Award for Extraction of Arrows.

The 2008 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize (The New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards) 2008 for Two Kinds of Silence.

The 2011 Margaret Scott Prize (The Tasmania Book Prizes) for "What now, Tilda B?".

She has also won the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, the Melbourne Poets' Union (MPU), Josephine Ulrick and ANUTECH poetry prizes.


The God in the Ink, 2001

Extraction of Arrows, 2003

The Spare Room, 2005

Two Kinds of Silence, 2007

Camera Obscura, 2008.

What now, Tilda B?, 2010

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