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Shirley Hazzard

Australia (1931 - 2016)

Shirley Hazzard was born in Sydney in 1931. She worked in Hong Kong, then New Zealand in the High Commissioner's Office. In 1951 she moved to New York where she worked for the United Nations. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy Award and the O. Henry Short Story Award.
Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1981) : A Transit of Venus
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2003) : The Great Fire
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : The Great Fire
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Great Fire
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2004) : The Great Fire
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard recommends
More Than You Know (2000)
Beth Gutcheon
"An exceptional novel - thrilling, taut, austere: this is extraordinary writing of a tense, crystalline beauty."

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