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Type: Recording, oral
Title: The ups, the downs: my life as a biographer
Author: Rowley, Hazel Joan
Publisher: Radio Adelaide
Issue Date: 2007
Organisation: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
Radio Adelaide
University of Adelaide
Contributor: Australian book review
Abstract: Hazel Rowley, brought up in England and Australia, lives in New York City. She moved to Paris to write Tête-à-Tête: the Lives & Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, published by Harper Collins, New York, in 2005. The book has been translated into more than a dozen languages. It was listed among the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2005. In France, the literary magazine Lire named it ’the best literary essay of 2006’. Richard Wright: The Life and Times was written while Rowley was affiliated with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro American Studies at Harvard. Published by Henry Holt in August 2001, the book had cover reviews in the New York Times and Washington Post. Christina Stead: A Biography was published by Heinemann, Australia, in 1993, and has been reissued by Melbourne University Press. It won the 1993 National Book Award for Non-fiction. In the United States, it was a 1994 New York Times Notable Book. Hazel Rowley’s essays have appeared three times in The Best Australian Essays.
Subject: Rowley, Hazel
Biography as a literary form
Autobiography Authorship
Narration (Rhetoric)
Description: Talk recorded at the University of Adelaide, Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, Thursday 7 June 2007, at a free public talk hosted by the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library. A joint event with Australian Book Review.
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