Longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

A Short History of Richard Kline – Amanda Lohrey


A Short History of Richard Kline

About the book

“Amanda Lohrey engages from the outset. Her characteristically precise, sometimes startling language and use of a shifting point of view allow the reader to be both within and outside of Richard’s experience.

– 2016 Stella Prize Judges

About the author

Amanda Lohrey

Further Reading


“It’s ambitious subject matter, tackling the meaning of life head on, but Lohrey’s deft prose and sensitivity to the complexity of portraying her character’s inner life lends Kline’s spiritual quest a level of authenticity that feels utterly convincing. This is a fascinating read by one of Australia’s finest contemporary writers.” Sally Keighery, Readings

“[Amanda Lohrey] has an unusual capacity for intellectual and emotional empathy, and a language supple enough to express both.” Morag Fraser, Sydney Morning Herald


Judges’ report

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