Prue Batten

About me

I was born in Australia and studied history and politics at the University of Tasmania. I’ve worked as a hotel cleaner, a cosmetician in a major department store, a bookseller but most properly as a journalist/researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where I met my husband, also a journalist.

We now farm in Tasmania, growing superfine wool. I have two adult children, two dogs, too much garden and maybe too little time to write.

I write both historical fiction for which Gisborne: Book of Pawns received an Honourable Mention in the 2012 Golden Claddagh Writing Contest, and historical fantasy for which A Thousand Glass Flowers received a silver medallion in the 2012 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Most recently, both books have been nominated for further awards in the USA.

From my website

Desert Island Books goes back to the Dark Ages…

I ‘met’ Annie online  last year and rapidly became a fan of her work and her informed blogposts on Dark Age history. We share something... Read More The post Desert Island Books goes back to the Dark Ages… appeared first on Prue Batten.

NEW Desert Island Books!

Okay!  It’s not a new idea. In fact it’s been done everywhere. But I find I like reading what people would take to an island... Read More The post NEW Desert Island Books! appeared first on Prue Batten.

The Florentine Diary…

Sometime in the naughty nineties, I enrolled at the University of Tasmania Art School. Specifically the Paper Mill with a view to learning about paper,... Read More The post The Florentine Diary… appeared first on Prue Batten.

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