ACU author to give the Annual Lecture in Biography
Published: Thursday 27th July 2017
Dr Karen Lamb, from ACU's Faculty of Education of Arts, will give the prestigious annual National Biography Award Lecture at the State Library of New South Wales on 2 August.
Dr Lamb won the 2016 Prime Minister's Award for Non-fiction for her biography Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (UQP, 2015). The title of her upcoming address is 'A tale finds its teller: writing the biography of Thea Astley'.
The National Biography Annual Award attracts a prize of $25,000 for a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing. It recognises outstanding work in the field while promoting public interest in these genres. Dr Lamb was a shortlisted author for last year’s award.
The Annual Biography Lecture is regarded as the highlight of the State Library’s biography celebrations, with previous speakers including the poet Peter Porter OAM, Inga Clendinnen, and Raimond Gaita.
Dr Lamb will deliver the lecture at the State Library of New South Wales on Wednesday 2 August, 5.30pm.