1916 – 2010
Who was Jessica Anderson?
Jessica Margaret Anderson was an Australian novelist and short story writer. Embarking on her career as a novelist relatively late in life, she rose to prominence upon the publication of her fourth novel, Tirra Lirra by the River, published in 1978. Although she remains best known for this work, several of her novels have garnered high acclaim, most notably The Impersonators and Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories, both of which have won awards. She won the Miles Franklin Literary Award twice, and has been published in both Britain and the United States.
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