Elizabeth Jolley, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Elizabeth Jolley

Australian writer

Date of Birth: 04-Jun-1923

Place of Birth: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 13-Feb-2007

Profession: screenwriter, writer, nurse, university teacher, novelist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Elizabeth Jolley

  • Monica Elizabeth Jolley AO (4 June 1923 – 13 February 2007) was an English-born Australian writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s and forged an illustrious literary career there.
  • She was 53 when her first book was published, and she went on to publish fifteen novels (including an autobiographical trilogy), 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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