Amanda Lohrey is the literary force behind novels such as Camille’s Bread, Vertigo and The Morality of Gentlemen, and the multi-award-winning short story collection Reading Madame Bovary. She’s also a noted political essayist, having written (separately) about the influence of The Greens and Christianity on Australian governance.
In her first full-length novel in a decade, A Short History of Richard Kline, Lohrey explores the eponymous character’s quest to resolve the ‘divine discontent’ he’s suffered since childhood.
In conversation with Aviva Tuffield, Lohrey discusses her complex and ambitious exploration of mysticism and masculinity.
Amanda Lohrey is the author of several acclaimed novels, including the award-winning Camille’s Bread, as well as Vertigo, The Philosopher’s Doll and The Morality of Gentlemen.
Aviva Tuffield is a publisher at University of Queensland Press. She has worked in publishing for almost 20 years, mainly as an editor. She was previously a publisher at Black Inc., at Affirm Press, and associate publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an Australian fiction list.
Before that, she was Deputy Editor at Australian Book Review. She was the co-founder and inaugural executive director of the Stella Prize.