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Shirley Hazzard - Books, Awards

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Writer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, SE Australia. She studied in Sydney, and later moved to Manhattan. She has published numerous short stories, often in the New Yorker magazine, which were collected in Cliffs of Fall (1963) and People in Glass Houses (1967), a series of satirical sketches about the UN, for which she worked 1952–62. Her novel, The Transit of Venus (1980), encompassing a subtle survey of the political and social movements of post-war society, established her as a major contemporary writer. Later novels include The Evening of the Holiday (1966) and The Bay of Noon (1970), both set in Italy, and The Great Fire (2003). In 2000 appeared Greene on Capri, an account of the frequent stays on that island of the writer Graham Greene.

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