Carol Lefevre

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Carol Lefevre has had a music career in Australia, worked in television in New Zealand, and sang in folk-rock bands on the Isle of Man. She divides her time between the Isle of Man and Australia, and combines freelance writing and photography with doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide.

She has had short stories broadcast on radio, her story 'Flying Towards Thankfulness' was longlisted for the Bridgport Prize 2004 and she has completed a collection, FAULT LINES (ms available). Her contribution 'Kissing it Better' was one of the highlights of the Granta anthology on adoption FAMILY WANTED (edited by Sara Holloway).

Shortlisted for Adelaide Festival Awards Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Prize 2013

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IF YOU WERE MINE Literary fiction, 312 pages Random House Australia - September 2008 In 1962, in the outback settlement of Sugarbag, Esther Hayes sees three children, one of them her son, struck by lightning. Numbed by tragedy, she retreats into silence, while her young daughter, Aurora, is left to fend for herself. 'Haunting and beautifully written; themes of love and loss are vividly explored.' -- Jane Rogers, author of MR WROE’S VIRGINS and THE VOYAGE HOME

IF YOU WERE MINE

Literary fiction, 312 pages
Random House Australia - September 2008

In 1962, in the outback settlement of Sugarbag, Esther Hayes sees three children, one of them her son, struck by lightning. Numbed by tragedy, she retreats into silence, while her young daughter, Aurora, is left to fend for herself.

'Haunting and beautifully written; themes of love and loss are vividly explored.' -- Jane Rogers, author of MR WROE’S VIRGINS and THE VOYAGE HOME

NIGHTS IN THE ASYLUM Literary fiction, 312 pages Picador - May 18, 2007 Winner of the 2008 Nita B. Kibble Literary Award for Women Writers Winner of 2009 People's Choice Award Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2008 Set in a mining town in the Australian outback, this is the story of a collision between Aziz, an illegal Afghan immigrant on the run from detention, and Miri, a woman who is lost in her own life. 'NIGHTS IN THE ASYLUM is rich in vivid - often bleakly beautiful - imagery… Lefevre's debut novel succeeds in getting right under your skin.' --Tribune

NIGHTS IN THE ASYLUM

Literary fiction, 312 pages
Picador - May 18, 2007

Winner of the 2008 Nita B. Kibble Literary Award for Women Writers
Winner of 2009 People's Choice Award
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2008


Set in a mining town in the Australian outback, this is the story of a collision between Aziz, an illegal Afghan immigrant on the run from detention, and Miri, a woman who is lost in her own life.

'NIGHTS IN THE ASYLUM is rich in vivid - often bleakly beautiful - imagery… Lefevre's debut novel succeeds in getting right under your skin.' --Tribune