It’s astonishing the way love can be spoken of and understood without words, with only a fixed gaze.
Natasha Lester, ‘It Used to be His Eyes’.
Natasha Lester gave up her job as a marketing executive for Maybelline cosmetics to study creative writing. She holds a Master of Creative Arts from the University of Western Australia.
Her first novel, What is Left, Over After, the winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript. She received a Varuna Fellowship to work on her second novel, If I Should Lose You, and she is just completing her third novel. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Overland, indigo journal and Wet Ink. She has also been longlisted for The Australian/Vogel Award (2008) and a finalist in the Maj Monologue Competition in 2008.
When she’s not writing, Natasha teaches creative writing classes in Perth and plays dress-ups with her three children.
...Natasha Lester’s succinct piece about losing the language of adult love, postpartum. —Sue Terry, whisperinggums.com
…the brief pain and lovely turn in Natasha Lester’s ‘It Used to be His Eyes’. —John Boland, Musings of a Literary Dilettante.