Amanda Lohrey

Birth Day April 13th, 1947
Birth Place Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Age 76 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

Amanda Lohrey Biography

Amanda Frances Lillian Lohrey is famously known as Amanda Lohrey is an Australian writer, novelist, and lecturer. She is the author of acclaimed novels such as 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 some essays for The Monthly "Enrolment Daze", and "Green Christine", and for Quarterly Essay, she wrote "Groundswell", "the Rise of the Greens", and "Voting for Jesus, Christianity, and Politics in Australia". She was also a regular monthly contributor to The Monthly magazine and is a former Senior Fellow of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. She has won a number of awards including the Patric White Award,  Australian Literature Society Gold Medal,  Queensland Premier's Literary Award, and others.

Moreover, she has been awarded the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her astonishing novel, "The Labyrinth" which was selected from a shortlist that included Booker prize winner Aravind Adiga, emerging talent and fellow Tasmanian Robbie Arnott, expatriate writer Daniel Davis Wood, and first-time novelists Andrew Pippos and Madeleine Watts.

Early Life, Education & Nationality

Amanda Lohrey was born on 13 April 1947 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia as Amanda Frances Lillian Howard. As per her birthdate, Amanda is 74 years old and her zodiac sign is Aries. She holds an Australian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Amanda completed her education at the University of Tasmania before taking up a scholarship at the University of Cambridge.  She then lectured in Writing and Textual Studies at the Sydney University of Technology from 1988 to 1994 and since 2002 at the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. As a visiting fellow, she joined the Australian National University School of literature, languages, and Linguistics in 2016 where she continues to write fiction.  

Personal Life & Husband

Amanda Lohrey is a married woman. She is married to Andrew Lohrey who is a former Australian politician. However, there is no information regarding their marriage date, and also not known whether they have children or not. Her sexual orientation is Straight.

Currently, she lives in the tiny seaside hamlet of Falmouth on the East Coast of Tasmania with her beloved husband, former Labor MP Andrew Lohrey.

Amanda Lohrey Net Worth

Moving towards her net worth, Amanda Lohrey is a successful novelist from Australis. She has earned a handsome amount of money from her writing career. Her net worth is around $7 million as of 2021. Her primary source of wealth is from her career as a writer and a lecturer. But we don't have enough information about her salary and other assets like houses, cars, etc. After winning Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel "The Labyrinth", Amanda received $60,000 in prize money.

Body Measurement

Amanda Lohrey is a beautiful woman with an average body build in her mid-70s. She has a fair skin tone with a pretty smile. Her hair color is white and her eye color is dark brown. But there is no information regarding her height, weight, and other body measurements that are unavailable now.



  • 1984- The Morality of Gentlemen
  • 1988- The Reading Group
  • 1995- Camille's Bread
  • 2004- The Philosopher's Doll
  • 2009- Vertigo
  • 2010- Reading Madame Bovary
  • 2013- The Singing Cure
  • 2015- A Short History of Richard Kline
  • 2020- The Labyrinth


  • The Clear Voice Suddenly Singing. An essay in Secrets by Drusilla Modjeska, Amand Lohrey, Robert Dessaix. Pan MacMillan, 1997
  • The Project of the Self under late-Capitalism. The est Australian Essays 2001, pp. 246-65. Black Inc/Schwartz publishing pty Ltd
  • Reading Madame Bovary. The best Australian Stories 2002, pp. 14-39. Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Groundswell: The Rise of the Greens Quarterly Essay 8. 2002 pp. 1-86. Black inc/Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Writing The Morality of Gentlemen. Hecate, Vol. 30, 2004 pp. 193-200. Hecate Press
  • Enrolment Daze, The Monthly, No. 7, November 2005
  • Celebrating the secular. Cultural Studies Review, Vol. q12, 2006 pp. 202-206 John Libbey & Company Pty ltd
  • Voting for Jesus, Christianity, and Politics in Australia. Quarterly Essay 22. 2006. Black Inc.
  • Green Christine, The Monthly, no.31, February 2008
  • A Welcome Contradiction: Gambler and MONA founder David Walsh has written a book, The Monthly, December 2014-January 2015

Awards and Nominations

  • 1998- Shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction "The Reading Group"
  • 1996- Won Australian Literature Society Gold Medal  for "Camille's Bread"
  • 1996- Won Victorian Premier's Literary Award Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction "Camille's Bread"
  • 1996- Shorlisted Miles  Franklin Award for "Camille's bread"
  • 2005- Longlisted Miles Franklin  Award for "The philosopher's Doll"
  • 2006- longlisted International Dublin Literary Award for "The Philosopher's Doll"
  • 2011- Won Queensland Premier's Literary Award for "Reading Madame Bovary"
  • 2012- Won Patrick White Award
  • 2021- Won Miles Franklin Award for "The labyrinth"

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