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Literary Legends

Unearthing the lives and writing of Clift, Hazzard and Harrower

Brigitta Olubas
Nadia Wheatley
Susan Wyndham ( photo credit Marco Lang)
Wednesday 22 May 2024
Event Code: 14

Explore the literary histories of Charmian Clift, Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower.

Following her biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift, Nadia Wheatley contributed the afterword to The End of the Morning, Clift’s final manuscript, which was recently published more than 50 years after her death. Literary scholar Brigitta Olubas (Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life) joins forces with journalist Susan Wyndham to edit Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower: The Letters, which reveals the deep and vexed friendship between two of Australia’s greatest writers. 

Learn more about these fabled authors’ work and writing lives with the scholars who are salvaging their stories from the archives.


Supported by

State Library of NSW, Library Auditorium
Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000