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Marion Halligan Marion Halligan i(A13513 works by) (a.k.a. Marion Mildred Halligan)
Born: Established: 1940 Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 Splinter Marion Halligan , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 14 no. 2 2015;
1 5 y separately published work icon Goodbye Sweetheart Marion Halligan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2015 8361447 2015 single work novel

'A successful lawyer, bon vivant, loving husband and father, has a heart attack and dies while swimming in the local pool. A man apparently happily married, yet, with two divorces behind him and three puzzled children. In death it seems that he is not the person everyone thought.

'As his extended family gathers to mourn, secrets and lies unfold uncomfortably around them. Those pornographic images on his laptop? An unexpected lover - is he still philandering? But somewhere in the turmoil of mourning each of them has to find an answer to the question - who was this man really? What mysteries has he taken to the grave with him?

'Goodbye Sweetheart is a powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life.'

1 Browsing Around in My Own Head Marion Halligan , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Cracking the Spine : Ten Short Stories and How They Were Written 2014; (p. 122-125)
1 1 Wedlock Marion Halligan , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Cracking the Spine : Ten Short Stories and How They Were Written 2014; (p. 117-121)
1 The Man Who Played the Organ Marion Halligan , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 10 no. 1 2014;
1 Constructing a City, Constructing a Life Marion Halligan , 2013 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 72 no. 1 2013; (p. 168-175)
1 A Castle in Toorak Marion Halligan , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Griffith Review , no. 42 2013; (p. 128-136) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013 2014;
1 'Let's Not Beat around the Bush Capital's Politics' Marion Halligan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 December 2012; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 37)

— Review of Canberra Paul Daley , 2012 single work prose
1 A Willowy Woman Marion Halligan , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Best Australian Stories 2012 2012; (p. 118-127)
1 Luminous Moments Marion Halligan , 2012 extract prose (The Taste of Memory)
— Appears in: The Invisible Thread : One Hundred Years of Words 2012; (p. 248-255)
1 Scrabbling for a Place Marion Halligan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 October 2012; (p. 2)
1 Meaningful Metaphors Marion Halligan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 October 2012; (p. 2)
Marion Halligan shares a favourite metaphor from Charles Dickens's Hard Times.
1 'Writer's Editor' Nurtured the Works of Many of Our Best Authors Marion Halligan , 2012 single work obituary (for Rosanne Fitzgibbon )
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 September 2012; (p. 15)
1 The Scent of a Memory Marion Halligan , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 June 2012; (p. 2)
1 The Cigar Box Marion Halligan , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 33 2011; (p. 119-131)
1 Travels as a Child Marion Halligan , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 70 no. 2 2011; (p. 118-123)
1 11 y separately published work icon Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1779676 2011 selected work short story 'Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia's most acclaimed short story writers. Love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading all populate its pages.

'Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 The Serpent of Old Nile Marion Halligan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: ACTWrite , May vol. 17 no. 4 2011; (p. 4-5)
1 Facing Up to Perfection Marion Halligan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 March 2011; (p. 2)
1 A Scent of Geraniums Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Shooting the Fox 2011; (p. 197-210)
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