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Hazel Rowley Hazel Rowley i(A19707 works by) (a.k.a. Hazel Joan Rowley)
Born: Established: 16 Nov 1951 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1 Mar 2011 New York (City), New York (State),
United States of America (USA),

Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1960
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Hazel Rowley came to Adelaide, South Australia, from the United Kingdom at the age of eight. She was awarded Honours in French and German and a PhD in French from the University of Adelaide. She went on to teach Literary Studies at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, and lived in St Kilda, Victoria, before moving to the United States.

As well as writing in the field of Australian literature, Hazel Rowley published Richard Wright: The Life and Times (Henry Holt, 2001), Tete-a-Tete: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre (Vintage, 2005) and Franklin & Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage (MUP, 2011). Franklin & Eleanor was shortlisted in 2012 for the Nonfiction Award in the Festival Awards for Literature (South Australia) and won the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), Australian Biography of the Year.

Rowley died unexpectedly in March 2011. In her name, the Hazel Rowley Fellowship was established, to provide financial support to an author for the production of a biography.

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y separately published work icon Christina Stead : A Biography Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z202981 1993 single work biography

'Like the author herself, Christina Stead’s novels were challenging and engrossing. Raised by a narcissistic father, Stead left for London at the age of twenty-six and soon met William Blake, a writer, broker, and Marxist political economist who became her life partner. His personal ambitions and their politics resulted in a nomadic existence, with Stead sidestepping the traditional feminine role in exchange for a career. She struggled to find an audience for her work, however, only succeeding late in life with the reissue of The Man Who Loved Children. Hazel Rowley’s richly detailed and even-handed biography spans Stead’s life, expertly blending her encoded personal papers with interviews of her closest confidants. Masterfully written and researched, Christina Stead is a fascinating chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Open Road ed.)

1994 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
1994 winner NBC Banjo Awards NBC Banjo Award for Non-Fiction
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