Fishing in the Styx: Text Classics

Fishing in the Styx: Text Classics

by Ruth Park

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/03/2019

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Following on from A Fence around the Cuckoo, this is the second volume of autobiography by one of Australia's best storytellers, Ruth Park, author of The Harp in the South and the Miles Franklin-winning Swords and Crowns and Rings.

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia to continue her work as a journalist, newly married to D'Arcy Niland. Determined to earn their living as writers, they submitted story outlines to radio stations, idea for articles to newspapers and accepted whatever freelance jobs came their way.

The Harp in the South, Park's first novel, was published in 1948 and set her on the path to becoming one of Australia's most loved authors. Fishing in the Styx is the portrait of a partnership, in life and in work, between two talented, volatile people. Ruth Park's life is rich in experience and achievement, and her work has given pleasure to generations of readers.

ISBN:
9781925773392
9781925773392
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-03-2019
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
356
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x31mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Ruth Park

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.

She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.

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