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Kathryn Lomer grew up on a farm in North West Tasmania. She left school at fifteen and began the first of many and varied jobs in Tasmania and then overseas. She eventually went to university and became a teacher of English as a Second Language, which she taught for many years in Australia and Japan. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media and Communications.

Kathryn’s second young adult novel, What Now, Tilda B?, won the 2011 Margaret Scott Tasmanian Book Prize and was shortlisted in the 2011 Children’s Peace Literature Awards. Kathryn has also published three collections of poetry: the first, Extraction of Arrows, won the 2004 Anne Elder Award and the second, Two Kinds of Silence, won the 2008 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize. Her most recent collection, Night Writing, was published in 2014.

Kathryn’s other books include a novel, The God in the Ink, and a collection of short fiction, Camera Obscura.


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The God In The Ink
The God In The Ink
Kathryn Lomer


The God in the Ink is a warm, beguiling work of great beauty. Lomer combines a novelist's sense of pace and story with a poet's fine ear for language. This intriguing story chronicles Claire Loone's c ...

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Extraction Of Arrows
Extraction Of Arro...
Kathryn Lomer


Extraction of Arrows is Kathryn Lomer’s first collection of poetry. Divided into three parts, the poems represent a journey, beginning with traveling days in Ireland and Spain and with glances back to ...


The Spare Room
The Spare Room
Kathryn Lomer


Akira is sent from Japan to Australia, into a world where everything seems new and strange. The language is full of unexpected pitfalls, everyday routines pose challenges, and something is not quite r ...


Two Kinds Of Silence
Two Kinds Of Silen...
Kathryn Lomer


I would like to sit with you in the depths of black water, up to my neck in it, the pebbles on our tongues, in our palms and pockets, arms around you, hands under you, ...


Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura
Kathryn Lomer


Light and shadow, love and loss, the extraordinary and the everyday are captured through the lens of this evocative new collection of fiction. Camera Obscura moves through Greece, Italy and France, ac ...


What Now, Tilda B?
What Now, Tilda B?
Kathryn Lomer


Only a day ago, things were normal. As normal as this year gets anyway. Tilda Braint is nearly sixteen, restless and having trouble figuring out what on earth she’s supposed to do next. Living in a s ...


Night Writing
Night Writing
Kathryn Lomer


A vivid collection of poetry from the winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor poetry prize. With sensual, fresh and graceful energies, Kathryn Lomer’s Night Writing is a collection ...


Talk Under Water
Talk Under Water
Kathryn Lomer


A page-turning story of friendship and adventure which celebrates and embraces difference, diversity and courage.


AWARDS
Shortlisted: 2008 Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Award