Elizabeth Harrower was born in Sydney in 1928. She moved to London in 1951. Her first novel Down in the City was published in 1957, and was followed by The Long Prospect a year later. In 1959 she returned to Sydney where she began working for the ABC and as a book reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1960 she published The Catherine Wheel, the story of an Australian law student in London, her only novel not set in Sydney. The Watch Tower appeared in 1966. A new short story collection A Few Days in the Country has just been released by Text Publishing (October 2015). Elizabeth Harrower lives in Sydney.