Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life charts the story of the Australian novelist widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. While Hazzard’s body of work is small, including the novels The Great Fire and The Transit of Venus and the memoir Greene on Capri, it has drawn immeasurable acclaim across time, including from Joan Didion, Colm Tóibín, Ann Patchett, Michael Cunningham and Anne Tyler, among others.
Hear from Hazzard’s biographer, Professor Brigitta Olubas, as she illuminates the journey of a girl from the suburbs ‘with a head full of poetry’ who became a globetrotting literary legend, and whose stories – cosmopolitan, richly intelligent, beautiful, questing – reflected her own remarkable life. She speaks with Peter Rose.
Brigitta Olubas is professor of English at UNSW Sydney, specialising in Australian literature. She wrote the first scholarly monograph on Shirley Hazzard’s writing and edited Hazzard’s Collected Stories and We Need S...
Amy Thunig, Gomeroi/Gamilaroi/Kamilarou author of the remarkable memoir Tell Me Again leads a workshop on how to translate your own life tale into a compelling memoir. Leave with a clear understanding of the building blocks of autobiography and how to start your own.