Shirley Hazzard

Shirley Hazzard
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Shirley Hazzard was born in Australia, and in early years traveled the world with her parents due to their diplomatic postings. At sixteen, living in Hong Kong, she was engaged by British Intelligence, where, in 1947-48, she was involved in monitoring the civil war in China. Thereafter, she lived in New Zealand and in Europe; in the United States, where she worked for the United Nations Secretariat in New York; and in Italy. In 1963, she married the writer Francis Steegmuller, who died in 1994.

Ms. Hazzard's novels are The Evening of the Holiday (1966), The Bay of Noon (1970), The Transit of Venus (1981) and The Great Fire (2003). She is also the author of two collections of short fiction, Cliffs of Fall and Other Stories (1963) and People in Glass Houses (1967). Her nonfiction works include Defeat of an Ideal (1973), Countenance of Truth (1990), and the memoir Greene on Capri (2000). She lives in New York, with sojourns in Italy.


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People in Glass Houses

Shirley Hazzard
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Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity...


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The Evening of the Holiday

Shirley Hazzard
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In the words of Time magazine, “A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece” by the author of The Great Fire Passionate undercurrents sweep in...


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Cliffs of Fall

Shirley Hazzard
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From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment Shirley Hazzard’s stories are...


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The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard
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More than twenty years after the classic The Transit of Venus, Shirley Hazzard returns to fiction with a novel that in the words of Ann Patchett "is brilliant...


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The Bay of Noon

Shirley Hazzard
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Long out of print, Shirley Hazzard's classic novel of love and memory A young Englishwoman working in Naples, Jenny comes to Italy fleeing a history that...


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Greene on Capri

Shirley Hazzard
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When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served him mightily. Yet I...


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