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Author photo. Portrait of author Christina Stead, 1940s? [picture] <br><a href="http://www.nla.gov.au">National Library of Australia</a>, nla.pic-an24717059

Portrait of author Christina Stead, 1940s? [picture]
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Christina Stead (1902–1983)

Author of The Man Who Loved Children

Includes the names: Chritina Stead, Christina Stead, Christina Stead

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Author Christina Stead was born in Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia on July 17, 1902. She left Australia in 1928 and spent time in Europe, England, and the United States before permanently returning in 1974. She wrote fifteen novels and numerous volumes of short stories. She is best known for her novel, The Man Who Loved Children, which was based on her childhood. Her novels were unpublished in Australia until 1965 and she was denied the Britannica-Australia award in 1967 on the grounds that she was no longer considered an Australian. In 1974, she won the Patrick White award. While living in the United States during the 1940s, she worked as a Hollywood scriptwriter and contributed to Madame Curie and They Were Expendable. She died on March 31, 1983. (Bowker Author Biography)
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