More About the Author
Antonella Gambotto-Burke is the author of six books - Lunch of Blood, An Instinct for the Kill, The Pure Weight of the Heart, The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide, MOUTH, and Mama: Love, Motherhood & Revolution (2015).
Gambotto-Burke was described by Tatler magazine as a novelist of "great sensitivity" and as having "a keen eye for satire, which she uses to great effect." In The Sunday Age, Matthew Condon wrote that reading her fiction is "like being unable to stop staring into the sun when you've been told that it damages your eyes," and Who magazine described her as possessing "a major literary talent."
Her literary nonfiction has also been widely praised. Professor Nicholas Humphrey, author of A History of the Mind, wrote that The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide is "an astonishing, deep and beautiful book," Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention called it "a brilliant, moving book", and Michael Rakusin of Tower Books described it a "masterpiece". KJS Anand, winner of the 2009 Nils Rosen von Rosenstein Award and Professor of Paediatrics, Neurobiology and Anaesthesiology, described Gambotto-Burke's new book, Mama: Love, Motherhood & Revolution, as "undeniably the most important book of the 21st century."
Gambotto-Burke is working on a new novel.
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