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

Cigarettes and brown cases…

Yesterday, I found a suitcase in Mum’s cupboards. It’s a lovely 1940’s suitcase – solid, in perfect condition and very, very brown… It was also...Read More

A spare half hour?

Perhaps the deepest and most soul-searching interview questions I have ever been asked as a writer… And on Skype. My first ever podcast too. Until...Read More

Claire’s Slice…

Not long after Mum died, I was mucking around in the kitchen and I contrived (for want of a better word) a chocolate slice. My...Read More

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