NOVELIST & BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
Thundering onto the American literary scene in 1976 with her first novel, Kinflicks, Lisa Alther plugged firmly into the mid-70s zeitgeist. Doris Lessing, who called Alther ‘a strong, salty, original talent’, became her friend and mentor. And, through Lessing, she became a close friend of Idries Shah.
With a soft-spoken, self-deprecating style, her refreshing way of examining age-old issues on gender and society has won Lisa Alther a world-wide following. The ISF Award Committee would like to make special mention of About Women, her extraordinary and profound collaboration with Françoise Gilot, author of Life With Picasso.