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Jessica Anderson


Jessica Anderson was born in Brisbane in 1916 though has spent most of her life in Sydney. She only started to write novels at age 40 though had previously written short stories and drama scripts for radio. Her style is, in many ways, reminiscent of Henry James, whose work she had adapted for the radio. She died in 2010.

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1963 An Ordinary Lunacy
1970 The Last Man’s Head
1975 The Commandant
1978 Tirra Lirra by the River
1980 The Impersonators
1980 The Only Daughter
1987 Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories
1989 Taking Shelter
1994 One of the Wattle Birds