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Shirley Hazzard

Shirley HazzardBorn: 30-Jan-1931
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Transit of Venus

Worked for the United Nations (1952-62).

Husband: Francis Steegmuller (author/translator, m. 1963)

    National Book Critics Circle Award 1981 for The Transit of Venus
    National Book Award for Fiction 2003 for The Great Fire
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Naturalized US Citizen

Author of books:
Cliffs of Fall (1963, short stories)
The Evening of the Holiday (1966, novel)
People in Glass Houses (1967, short stories)
The Bay of Noon (1970, novel)
Defeat of an Ideal: A Study of the Self-Destruction of the United Nations (1973, nonfiction)
The Transit of Venus (1980, novel)
Coming of Age in Australia (1985, lectures)
Countenance of Truth: The United Nations and the Waldheim Case (1990, nonfiction)
Greene on Capri (2000, memoir)
The Great Fire (2003, novel)


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