Australian novelist, Elizabeth Jolley, has died
Elizabeth Jolley, novelist, poet, and playwright, died February 13, 2007 in Australia.
Born in England in 1923, Ms. Jolley migrated with her family to Australia in 1959. Seventeen years later, Ms. Jolley’s first collection of short stories, Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories was published, grabbing Australia’s literary world by the lapels and shaking them up with her bold treatment of sexuality and lesbianism.
Ms. Jolley captured international attention with such novels as Mr. Scobie’s Riddle and Miss Peabody’s Inheritance, which the New York Times Book Review suggested should be read “in tandem”.
Ms. Jolley was 83.