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Joan Lindsay

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Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
Melbourne, Australia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1984 (88)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1896
Birthplace
Melbourne, Australia
Death Date
Dec 23, 1984 (88)

About

Famous for her 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock, this twentieth-century Australian writer also penned a children's book titled Syd Sixpence (1983) and several satirical works and memoirs.

Before Fame

Before launching her literary career, she trained at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria Art School.

Trivia

In addition to her works of fiction and non-fiction, she wrote several plays, though these were never published and only one, Wolf, was performed.

Family Life

Born Joan à Beckett Weigall, she grew up in Victoria, Australia, as the daughter of Ann Sophie Hamilton and judge Theyre à Beckett Weigall. Her 1962 memoir Time Without Clocks discusses the early years of her marriage to artist Daryl Lindsay.

Associated With

The 1975 cinematic adaptation of her novel Picnic at Hanging Rock was directed by Peter Weir.

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