I for Isobel: Text Classics
By Amy Witting
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Winner of the Barbara Ramsden Prize, 1990. This was life: no sooner had you built yourself your little raft and felt secure than it came to pieces under you and you were swimming
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I for Isobel: Text Classics
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29 January 2014
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Winner of Barbara Ramsden Award 1990 (Australia)

Author Biography

Amy Witting was born in Annandale, an inner suburb of Sydney, in 1918. She attended Sydney University, then taught French and English in state schools. Beginning late in life she published six novels, including The Visit, I for Isobel, Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shopand Maria's War;two collections of short stories; two books of verse, Travel Diary and Beauty is the Straw;and her Collected Poems.She had numerous poems and short stories published in magazines such as Quadrant and The New Yorker. Her acclaimed short fiction is collected in the volume Faces and Voices. Witting was awarded the 1993 Patrick White Prize. Isobel on the way to the Corner Shop won the Age Book of the Year Award. Amy Witting died in 2001.