Reading Madame Bovary by Amanda Lohrey | Black Inc.

Reading Madame Bovary

Awards for Reading Madame Bovary

  • Winner, Fiction Book Award - Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2011
  • Winner, Australian Short Story Collection Award - Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2011
  • Shortlisted, Margaret Scott Prize - Tasmanian Literary Prizes 2013

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About the author

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey is the author of the acclaimed novels Camille’s Bread, Vertigo and The Morality of Gentlemen, as well as the award-winning short story collection Reading Madame Bovary. She has also written two Quarterly …

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Praise for Reading Madame Bovary

‘The subtle interactions between the nine stories, their open-ended dialogue with one another as well as Lohrey’s fluid, musical style makes the collection a pleasure to read, with echoes that stay teasingly in the mind.’ —Advertiser


‘Lohrey has positioned each character, crafted each setting and adopted each perspective so that from the outset, the reader can only relish the diversity and sumptuousness of the reading experience.’ —Courier Mail


‘Full of gorgeously framed images and language that begs the reader to wholly enter the lives she renders.’ —Canberra Times


‘Not a word out of place … Reading Madame Bovary is a pleasure to read’ —Bookseller & Publisher


‘High-standard, engaging and enjoyable stories’ —Australian Book Reivew


‘A master storyteller’ —West Weekend Magazine 


‘Cool, clear, accomplished tales.’ —Sunday Age


‘Compelling.’ —Herald Sun


‘Full of riches’ —the Age


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