In On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers, Miles Franklin Award–winning author Michelle de Kretser pays tribute to the humour, humanity and revelatory impact of revered Australian-American novelist Shirley Hazzard. A valuable new addition to the Writers on Writers series, Michelle’s vibrant personal essay offers a masterclass in the precision and musicality of Shirley’s electrifying prose, in works like the National Book Award–winning The Great Fire and The Transit of Venus. Michelle joins Susan Wyndham to lend her insights into the significance and joy of good fiction.

Michelle de Kretser (Australian)

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Australia. Her fiction has won several awards, including the Miles Franklin. Her most recent novel is The Life to Come. Her most recent book is the monograph, On Shirley Hazzard.

Susan Wyndham (Australian)

Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham is a journalist, writer and book reviewer. She is the former literary editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. Her books include Life In His Hands: the true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist, and My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent.