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 (April 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." Australia's highest-profile child psychologist Dr. John Irvine noted that Mama is "a seminal piece that draws a line in the sand on what motherhood should be all about. It is a statement that has the potential to realign motherhood, and is so intelligently written. [It is] to motherhood what Germaine Greer was to womanhood."
Gambotto-Burke is working on a new novel.
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