Elizabeth Jolley, English-born Australian author, was born today in history: 04 June, 1923

Elizabeth Jolley

Elizabeth Jolley

Monica Elizabeth Jolley AO (4 June 1923 – 13 February 2007) was an English-born writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s. She was 53 when her first book was published, and she went on to publish fifteen novels (including an autobiographical trilogy), four short story collections and three non-fiction books, publishing well into her 70s and achieving significant critical acclaim. She was also a pioneer of creative writing teaching in Australia, counting many well-known writers such as Tim Winton among her students at Curtin University.

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  1. […] in The New York Times, Margalit Fox states that Elizabeth Jolley, the English-born Australian author who was born today in history, 04 June, 1923, “was ultimately beyond […]

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