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Australian Literature 102: Shirley Hazzard: The Transit of Venus

Listen to Australian Literature 102: Shirley Hazzard: The Transit of Venus

This Australian classic follows the lives of two Australian orphans, Caro and Grace Bell, who move to England in search of a better life. It’s a heartbreaking tale of unrequited passionate longing.

In this session, Michelle De Kretser (Questions of Travel, winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2013) discusses her affection and appreciation for Shirley Hazzard’s masterpiece with host James Ley (Sydney Review of Books).

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