On Shirley Hazzard by Michelle de Kretser | Black Inc.

On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

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About the author

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser is the award-winning author of several novels, including The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case and The Lost Dog. She has twice won the Miles Franklin Award – in 2013 for Questions of Travel and in 2018 …

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Praise for On Shirley Hazzard

‘Michelle de Kretser’s On Shirley Hazzard is my favourite kind of criticism: granular, expansive, stringent, confessional, beautifully written. Reading a brilliant, essential forebear, de Kretser meditates on the way literature, even as it discomfits us, can make us feel more at home in the world and in ourselves. This is a moving work of rigorous and loving homage.’ —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

‘A moving examination of Shirley Hazzard’s work … A powerful tribute – a reader’s book, a writer’s book. This is literary criticism as it should be written, with clear-eyed love for the literature.’ —Peter Orner, author of Am I Alone Here? and Maggie Brown & Others

On Shirley Hazzard by Michelle de Kretser is an exquisite, nuanced homage to the renowned writer. It makes you want to return to Hazzard’s earlier books, starting with The Transit of Venus.’ —Good Weekend