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Shirley Hazzard

Shirley Hazzard Copyright Nancy Crampton

National Book Awards Winner

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

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity...

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The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard

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 and dazzling..."The...

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Cliffs of Fall

Shirley Hazzard

From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointmentShirley Hazzard’s stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals...

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The Evening of the Holiday

Shirley Hazzard

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

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