RIP, Shirley Hazzard

By posted at 12:21 pm on December 14, 2016 2

“Ms. Hazzard’s fiction is dense with meaning, subtle in implication and tense in plot, often with disaster looming: A shipwreck tears away the parents of tiny children. A man who has waited a lifetime for a woman loses her at the last moment.” Novelist Shirley Hazzard, whose several books – including The Transit of Venus and the National Book Award-winning The Great Fire – received much acclaim, has died at 85, reports The New York Times. Also worth reading, her “Art of Fiction” interview with The Paris Review from 2005.

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2 Responses to “RIP, Shirley Hazzard”

  1. Mark
    at 12:00 am on December 18, 2016

    Hey, Kirstin – Shirley Hazzard actually published four novels (they’re great!).

  2. Kirstin Butler
    at 1:59 pm on December 18, 2016

    Ack, Mark, you’re right! I can only attribute this error to my own congenital narcissism, given that the two novels I cited are the ones of hers I’ve read :-/ Thanks for the correction; post is amended!

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