Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children's writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children's book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia (2001 Times Editions, Singapore, and Lerner, USA) is on the Premier's Reading Lists in SA, VIC, NSW and ACT. After working on commissions from State Aboriginal Affairs she is now concentrating on literary fiction. Hobbies include knitting, gardening and collecting fruit trees.
Latest book: Knitting
Penguin/Houghton Mifflin, Melbourne/London/New York, 2005
Knitting is a story of an unlikely friendship between two very different women. Sandra is a brittle academic grieving the loss of her husband to cancer, while Martha, a widow since she was eighteen, is an artist with a tendency to visions and madness. Knitting was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award 2006.
The Chairman: the story of Garnett Ian Wilson, OAM
Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2004
The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia
Lerner Publications (Minneapolis) and Times Publications (Singapore), USA and Singapore, 2002
- literary fiction
- women's fiction
Blog: Anne Bartlett
Contact literary agent: Joy Harris Literary Agency
Address: Suite 617, 156 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA
- speaking engagements
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