Elizabeth Jolley

Novelist, Author

1923 – 2007

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Who was Elizabeth Jolley?

Monica Elizabeth Jolley AO 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, 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.

Her novels explore "alienated characters and the nature of loneliness and entrapment."

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Born
Jul 4, 1923
Birmingham
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • Sibford School
Lived in
  • Western Australia
  • Birmingham
Died
Feb 13, 2007
Perth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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