A Woman Of The World

Brigitta Olubas In Conversation With Frank Bongiorno

12.30 PM – 1.30 PM
Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU)

She was a girl from the Sydney suburbs ‘with a head full of poetry’ who became a globetrotting literary legend. Now the magnificent Shirley Hazzard has the biography she so richly deserves.

Presented in conjunction with the Australian Book Review


BRIGITTA OLUBAS was born in Hobart, Tasmania and now lives in Sydney. She is professor of English at the University of New South Wales where she teaches and researches in Australian Literature. Her publications include books and essays on Australian Literature, particularly on writing by migrant, diasporic and refugee writers, and she has published extensively on and edited the work of Shirley Hazzard. She is a recent, late, and passionate convert to the practice of biography.


FRANK BONGIORNO is a Canberra-based historian who teaches at the Australian National University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University and President of the Australian Historical Association.