Author Archive for: ‘karen’

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    Tassie Launch

           Snow softened the top of Mt Wellington and freezing blasts of wind pushed woollen clad crowds off the streets into Fullers Bookshop on Thursday night. The contrast was stark as Chris Gallagher and I conversed about the realities of living in the heart of Australia in the Simpson …

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    Two days to go..

    Two days until the Tasmanian launch at Fullers bookshop. It ‘s such an honour to be able to have this event surrounded by people who helped me over the past five years to make this book a reality.    

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    Invite to Tasmanian Launch

    Extract from Finch publishing Website: if you’re in Hobart on 26 June, why don’t you attend the launch of Spinifex Baby by Karen Harrland at Fullers Bookshop? Karen will be in conversation with Chris Gallagher, director of the Tasmanian Writers Centre.   LikeLike · · …

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    Hits the bookshops

    Thanks to a friend in Adelaide (who I’ve known since I was 12!) who sent this photo of her gorgeous son pointing at my book. It’s amazing to see the books go on display in bookstores in my old home town.

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    The first thing I must say it is that you are a beautiful writer, you write heart wrenching desert prose. The story as a woman is more than compelling, it is an “Everywoman” story and I found myself in there, identifying and understanding, as will …

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    Feet hitting the Ground

    People have been asking me if my feet have hit the ground yet after winning the Finch Memoir Prize. Well, I thought an example last night might explain my life this week. I received an e-mail from my publisher, Finch, telling me I was on the home page …

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    Life Matters

    It has meant so much to me to hear a little piece of other peoples stories, which they have shared with me after hearing the Life Matters interview on Monday:—finch-memoir-winner-2014/5473490  Everyone has a story to tell, I just happened to write mine down. I hope it …

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    Finch Memoir Prize

    I’m very proud to be the winner of the 2014 Finch Memoir Prize. Announced at the Sydney Writers Festival, I have been gripping on to my brand new book very tight as I give speeches and interviews, (not to mention drink champagne!) Some very special …

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    One woman’s moving story of discovering the paradox of the unique beauty and harsh reality of living in the Australian Simpson Desert. – Heidi Douglas, author of Catch up with the Sun

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    desertdwellers For those of you who haven’t seen it, this is the link to my former blog from when we living out in the Simpson Desert with our three children. At that time we were managing one million acres spread over two stations, driving for …

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