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Elizabeth Jolley

Elizabeth JolleyAKA Monica Elizabeth Knight

Born: 4-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: 13-Feb-2007
Location of death: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Mr. Scobie's Riddle

Her 1986 novel turned into a film, The Well (1997).

Husband: Leonard Jolley (librarian, d. 1994, one son, two daughters)
Son: Richard
Daughter: Ruth
Daughter: Sarah

    Professor: Creative Writing, Curtin University (1998-)

    Order of Australia 1988
    Austrian Ancestry

Author of books:
Five Acre Virgin (1976, novel)
The Travelling Entertainer (1979, novel)
Palomino (1980, novel)
The Newspaper of Claremont Street (1981, novel)
Mr. Scobie's Riddle (1983, novel)
Miss Peabody's Inheritance (1983, novel)
Woman in a Lampshade (1983)
Milk and Honey (1984)
Foxybaby (1985, novel)
The Well (1986, novel)
The Sugar Mother (1988, novel)
My Father's Moon (1989, novel)
Cabin Fever (1990)
Central Mischief (1992)
The George's Wife (1993)
Diary of a Weekend Farmer (1993)



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