Celebrating Elizabeth Jolley


When Elizabeth Jolley died in February 2007, the world lost one of the most distinctive literary voices of the late twentieth century. Jolley left a wide-ranging body of work - novels, short stories, radio plays, essays, poetry- unified by her persistent concern with social and sexual outsiders, with predators and victims. Her writing renders the pain of loneliness and loss with her characteristic wildly dark humour.

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Published 1 May 2009 in Volume 24 No. 1. Subjects: Writer's works, Elizabeth Jolley.

Cite as: Sheridan, Susan. ‘Celebrating Elizabeth Jolley.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, 2009, doi: 10.20314/als.2f4aee16d3.