Shirley Hazzard (1931-2016) is the author, most recently, of Greene on Capri, a memoir of Graham Greene, and several works of fiction, including The Evening of the Holiday, The Bay of Noon, and The Transit of Venus, winner of the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award. She lived in New York City and Capri.
"Charged with great power...The impact on the reader is extraordinarily intense." --The New York Times Book Review"Short, elegant, and very good...A beautifully precise, ironic and yet evocative style." --The New York Review of Books"An authentic work of art...A cause for delight and gratitude...Beautiful, absorbing, satisfying." --Chicago Tribune