Shirley Hazzard

Brenda Niall reviews 'The Great Fire' by Shirley Hazzard

Brenda Niall
05 March 2019

London seen through a haze of smoke and fire in J.M.W. Turner’s famous painting, More

News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2017

03 January 2017

The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize – one of the country’s major short story prizes – is once again open. Generous support from ABR Patron Ian Dickson has ...

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Brian Matthews reviews 'We Need Silence to Find Out What What We Think: Selected Essays' by Shirley Hazzard

Brian Matthews
26 April 2016

In her speech as the winner of the 2003 National Book Award, Shirley Hazzard said, 'We should do our best by the language. We mustn't torture it; we mustn't diminish it. We have to love it, nurture it, and enjoy it.'

Reading Hazzard, as she is variously represented in this collection, is to encounter a writer who has done her 'best by the language' and, in t ... More

Brenda Walker reviews 'Shirley Hazzard' edited by Brigitta Olubas

Brenda Walker
26 March 2015

Shirley Hazzard is probably the most elegantly polished writer in the Australian canon: her novels and stories use traditional structures with great assurance, she writes from a thoughtful moral position, she is outspokenly engaged with the fine and the less fine elements of the Australia she once lived in, and she can be dry and funny. She spent most of her life in ... More