A new edition of the best-selling biography on Christina Stead that won the 1993 National Book Award for Non-Fiction, Australia's equivalent of the Pulitzer. In the United States, it was a 1994 'New York Times' Notable Book.
Christina Stead, born in Australia in 1902, sailed to England at the age of twenty-six, not to return to Australia until she was seventy-two. An intensely private person, and incredibly cantankerous, Stead lived a life that was stormy, eccentric and brave.
Stead's fiction was large and passionate, original and challenging, as was her life. This biography by esteemed writer Hazel Rowley is intellectually rigorous and dramatically riveting.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2007
- 236 x 154mm