Karen Viggers

Born in Melbourne and raised in the Dandenong Ranges riding horses and writing stories, Karen Viggers went on to study veterinary science at Melbourne University before working in practice for several years. She completed a PhD in wildlife health, and since then she has worked on a wide range of Australian native animals, including kangaroos. Karen loves landscapes, wild places, people and animals. The Grass Castle is her third novel. She lives in Canberra with her husband and two children.

Books by Karen Viggers

The Orchardist's Daughter

Published: February 2019

A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife.

The Lightkeeper's Wife

Published: January 2019

A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.

The Grass Castle

Published: April 2015

The story of two remarkable women and their stories of courage, forgiveness and acceptance from the bestselling author of The Lightkeeper's Wife.

The Stranding

Published: April 2009

'A memorable story of broken hearts trying to mend, of personal discovery and recovery' Weekend Australian

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