Katherine Brabon is a writer from Melbourne, Australia. Her first novel, The Memory Artist, won The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and was published by Allen & Unwin in April 2016.
Born in 1987, Katherine grew up in Woodend, Victoria and has degrees from La Trobe Unive
rsity and the University of Oxford. She lives in Melbourne and is a PhD student at Monash University.
In The Memory Artist, winner of the 2016 Vogel’s Literary Award (for unpublished manuscripts by an author under the age of 35), Katherine Brabon draws upon theoretical models of memory, mourning and trauma, Freudian psychoanalysis and Russian literature.
Written as part of a creative PhD at Monash University, the author’s scholarly rigour is evident, yet the prose is delicately wrought. It is a story of interlocking layers that questions the power of art, our infallible nature and the devastating impact of suppressed memories on a national psyche.(Claire Scobie, Sydney Morning Herald)