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The Hazel Rowley Legacy


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Novelist Alex Miller and historian Jim Davidson mark the first anniversary of the untimely passing of their friend Hazel Rowley. In the space of just four books, Rowley established herself as one of the world’s leading literary biographers. Miller and Davidson discuss her legacy and announce the winner of the inaugural Hazel Rowley Memorial Fellowship, established to further good practice and promote high standards in biography writing. In conversation with Fiona Gruber.


Fiona Gruber

Writer and broadcaster Fiona Gruber writes regularly on the arts for the Australian and reviews books, theatre and film for the Times Literary Supplement in the UK. She also contributes to The Age, Australian Book Review, Opera Now and Art World. She appears regularly on ABC local radio talking abou... Read more

Alex Miller

Alex Miller is one of Australia’s best loved writers. He is twice winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s premier literary prize, the first occasion in 1993 for The Ancestor Game, and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. Conditions of Faith, his fifth nove... Read more

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is an historian and biographer. His best-known books are Lyrebird Rising and the recently-published A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian WK Hancock. Together they have won half a dozen prizes, including the Prime Minister’s History Prize, the Victorian premier’s non-fiction prize a... Read more


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