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Thea Astley

Australia (1925 - 2004)

Thea Astley was an Australian novelist and short story writer. She was a prolific writer who was published for over 40 years from 1958. At the time of her death, she had won more Miles Franklin Awards, Australia's major literary award, than any other writer. As well as being a writer, she taught at all levels of education - primary, secondary and tertiary.

Genres: Inspirational
Anthologies edited
Thea Astley recommends
The Common Rat
The Common Rat (1993)
Carmel Bird
"A most uncommon writer. Splendidly original."

Baptism of Fire (1996)
Christine Harris
"A delightful book: delicately ironic, questioning, beautifully researched. I couldn't put it down."

Stepper (1997)
Brian Castro
"A political story, a love story, a tale of espionage and duplicity... Witty, comic and at the same time immeasurably sad, it is written in prose as delicate and illuminating as a Hokusui engraving."

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