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Lohrey awarded ANU creative arts fellowship

Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey is the recipient of the Australian National University’s (ANU) 2016 H C Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship, designed to allow artists to ‘engage in a period of uninterrupted creative work in residence at ANU’.

Lohrey will be in residence at the university for a maximum of five months and will receive up to $33,000 to cover accommodation, travel and living expenses. In a statement she said she intends to work on ‘a novel about a group of people who set out to build a labyrinth’.

‘As a former university teacher I’ve missed teaching, and I am interested in having contact with students again,’ said Lohrey. ‘They can come and talk to me about their writing or their literary studies. I’ll be happy to read their work and give advice.’

The fellowship has been awarded annually since 1964. It operates on a three-year cycle to be awarded alternately to artists working in performance (theatre, music, dance), writing (literature, pose, poetry, script writing) and visual arts (art, new media film and video).

For more information about the fellowship, click here.


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