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Harrower and Hazzard: The Letters

‘Vital, compelling, terrifying, revelatory — and a literary pleasure in its own right.’ — Anna Funder

Join us to discuss ‘Hazzard and Harrower: The Letters’ – an extraordinary collection of writing from two of Australia’s foremost women writers.

Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower met in person for the first time in London in 1972, six years after they began a correspondence that would span four decades and 3 continents. The two women wrote to each other of their daily lives, of impediments to writing, their reading, politics and world affairs, and in Hazzard’s case, her travels. And they wrote about Hazzard’s mother, for whose care Harrower took increasing — and increasingly reluctant — responsibility.

Edited by Brigitta Olubas, Hazzard’s official biographer, and Susan Wyndham, who interviewed both Hazzard and Harrower, this is an extraordinary account of two literary luminaries, their complex relationship and their times.

Tuesday 4 June from 6pm, at Bookoccino [Tickets here]

66 Old Barrenjoey Rd
Avalon 2107

(02) 9973 1244