Karen Viggers was born in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in the Dandenong Ranges riding horses and writing stories. She studied Veterinary Science at Melbourne University, and then worked in mixed animal practice for seven years before completing a PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra, in wildlife health. Since then she has worked on a wide range of Australian native animals in many different natural environments, including Antarctica. She lives in Canberra with her husband (an ecologist also passionate about wildlife) and two children. As well as writing, she works part-time in a veterinary practice and provides veterinary support for biologists studying native animals. Visit www.karenviggers.com
The international bestseller
The Lightkeeper's Wife will steal your heart.
A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to start his. A history of guilty secrets and words unspoken.
Set in Hobart, Antarctica and Bruny Island, The Lightkeeper's Wife is a moving story of love, loss and family, and what we have to do to live the best kind of life.
'an emotional, engrossing read, passionately told' - Herald-Sun
'truly unforgettable reading' - Woman's Day
'It will take a lot of beating to remove this from my best book of the year! I loved it.' - Latitude
'Deeply satisfying ... Viggers draws us in and makes us care.' - Country Style
'poignant and beautiful' - Australian Women Online
'vivid, alive, dazzling' - Courier-Mail