Nancy Phelan

Nancy Phelan (1913-2008) was an Australian fiction-writer, biographer, and memoirist. Born in Sydney, she studied music at the Conservatorium and lived in England for a few years before returning to Australia. She also travelled extensively in the Pacific Islands, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – travels recorded in a string of books from Atoll Holiday (1958) to Morocco Is a Lion (1982). In 2004, she received the Patrick White Award.