Amanda Lohrey lives in Tasmania and writes fiction and non-fiction. She has taught Politics at the University of Tasmania and Writing and Textual Studies at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland. Amanda is a regular contributor to the Monthly magazine and is a former Senior Fellow of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Her novel Camille’s Bread (HarperCollins, 1996) was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Prize for Fiction, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Award Regional Prize. It won the ALS Gold Medal and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction. In November 2012 she received the Patrick White Award for literature. The Labyrinth (Text, 2020) was the winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2021.