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Shirley Hazzard (1931–2016)

Author of The Great Fire

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Shirley Hazzard was born in Sydney, Australia on January 30, 1931. Before becoming an author in the early 1960s, she went to work for the British Combined Intelligence Services in Hong Kong, was an employee of the British High Commissioner's Office in Wellington, New Zealand, and was a technical assistant to under-developed countries for the United Nations. Her first book, Cliffs of Fall and Other Stories, was published in 1963. Her other books include The Evening of the Holiday, People in Glass Houses, The Bay of Noon, Greene on Capri, Countenance of Truth: The United Nations and the Waldheim Case, Defeat of an Ideal, and The Ancient Shore: Dispatches From Naples written with her husband Francis Steegmuller. She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1980 for The Transit of Venus and the National Book Award for fiction in 2003 for The Great Fire. She died on December 12, 2016 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) Shirley Hazzard's books include "The Evening of the Holiday", "The Bay of Noon", & "The Transit of Venus" (winner of the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction). (Publisher Provided)
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Shirley Hazzard has 2 media appearances.

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Hazards
The Leonard Lopate Show, Monday, November 17, 2003 at 0am
Since the publication of her acclaimed 1981 novel, The Transit of Venus, little has been heard of Australian writer Shirley Hazzard – until now. Her new novel is The Great Fire, and it explores the aftermath of World War II. (Shortride)
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28
Shirley Hazzard
Woman's Hour, Friday, November 28, 2003 at 0am
Shirley Hazzard's new book The Great Fire, has been described as brilliant, hypnotic, sublime and the most interesting novel published this year.

It's a love story set just after the end of the Second World War and is drawn partly on Shirley's own experience as a sixteen year old working for British Intelligence in Hong Kong in the late forties.
Shirley Hazzard joins Martha Kearney to talk about love, war and winning the peace. (Shortride)… (more)

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