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Shirley Hazzard

Hazzard in 2007
Born 30 January 1931(1931-01-30)
Sydney, Australia
Died 12 December 2016(2016-12-12) (aged 85)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality Australian
Notable work(s) The Great Fire
The Bay of Noon
Notable award(s) O. Henry Award
National Book Award
Miles Franklin Award
William Dean Howells Medal
National Book Critics Circle Award
Spouse(s) Francis Steegmuller

Shirley Hazzard (30 January 1931 – 12 December 2016) was an Australian-born American author of fiction and non-fiction. She was born in Australia, but held citizenship of the United States.[1] Her 1970 novel, The Bay of Noon, was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010[2] and her 2003 novel The Great Fire won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.[3]

Hazzard died in New York City on 12 December 2016 from complications of dementia, aged 85.[4]


  1. "Shirley Hazzard with Sally Loane". 702 ABC Sydney. Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  2. Hoyle, Ben (26 March 2010). "Author waits to hear if she has won 'lost Booker' prize 40 years on". The Times. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  3. "National Book Awards – 2003". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
    (With acceptance speech by Hazzard, introduction by Antonya Nelson (dead link 2012-03-27), and essays by Julie Barer and Cecily Patterson from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
  4. Shirley Hazzard, Novelist Who Charted Storm-Tossed Lives, Dies at 85