Shirley Hazzard

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Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia
Death Date
Dec 12, 2016 (85)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1931
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia
Death Date
Dec 12, 2016 (85)

About

Australian-born novelist who is best known for her 2003 novel, The Great Fire, which received the U.S. National Book Award. Her earlier work, The Bay of Noon (1970), was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize.

Before Fame

She traveled around Asia with her parents when she was young. She published her debut short story collection, Cliffs of Fall, in 1963.

Trivia

She received the O. Henry Award for her 1976 short story, "A Long Story Short."

Family Life

She was born in Sydney, Australia. In 1963, she married fellow writer, Francis Steegmuller.

Associated With

Hazzard was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize; Alice Munro was a recipient of the honor.

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