Bundanon

Karen Viggers

Karen Viggers

Art Forms: Fiction, Writing

Residency Years: 2018, 2019

Lives / Works: Australia

Karen Viggers is the author of three award-winning, internationally best-selling novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife and The Grass Castle. She writes contemporary realist fiction set in Australian landscapes, and her work explores connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, death, family, marriage and friendship. Her books tackle contentious issues including choices at the end of life, whale rescue, kangaroo culling, scientific research on animals and logging of native forests.

IN RESIDENCE 2019

During her 2019 residency, Viggers focused on developing her fifth novel, which was commenced in residency in 2018.

IN RESIDENCE 2018

During her residency at Bundanon in 2018, Viggers added finishing touches to her fourth novel, which explores belonging, breaking free of oppression, and the social dynamics of a small timber town in Tasmania.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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