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Karen Lamb

Karen Lamb is the author of Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather, which made the Queensland Literary Awards 2015 shortlist in the category of Nonfiction

Karen Lamb reviews 'Brothers and Sisters: Intimate portraits of sibling relationships' by Joan Sauers

February–March 1998, no. 198 01 February 1998
Family is surely the house of all feeling. Yet when we are in our early twenties, if not before, part of our dream of being grown up is to imagine the day when we will leave this house. Years later, many of us realise that we never did, that the building may be prison or comfort, but it is also us. How one adapts to this sage correction by time and maturity largely determines the emo­tional co ... (read more)

Karen Lamb reviews 'Theft: A love story' by Peter Carey

April 2006, no. 280 01 April 2006
Sometimes the best place to get a true picture of what Peter Carey is really thinking about his writing is in the international press coverage, in the slipstream of a book’s reception, when he is at least partly preoccupied with the next writing challenge. At such times, Carey’s sensitivities are vulnerable to exposure, as they were in an interview with Robert Birnbaum in an American regional ... (read more)