Authors & Artists

Here’s a list of all the authors and artists featured on Return of a Native – along with details of all photo-essays that relate to them.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist known for her six major novels including Pride and Prejudice and Emma, which critique the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

 

 

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Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French realist novelist and playwright. He is best known for the series of interlinked novels and stories La Comédie humaine, (The Human Comedy) which depicts a vast slice of post-Napoleonic French life.

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Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks (1955-) grew up in Australia, later moving to America. A journalist and novelist, she has won several prizes including the Pulitzer.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) was a leading Italian composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century. Lucia di Lammermoor is perhaps the most well known of his 65 operas.

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Daphne du Maurier

Daphne de Maurier (1907-1989) was an English writer whose atmospheric books were mainly set in Cornwall. Several of her novels became successful films.

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Winston Graham

Winston Graham (1908-2003) was a prolific English novelist, best known for his Poldark series of historical novels set in Cornwall. He also wrote other historical works, thrillers, short stories and plays.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, and set much of his fiction in Wessex, his fictional name for England’s South West.

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Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American journalist, novelist and short story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th century fiction.

 

 

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John Keats

John Keats (1795-1821) was a Romantic Poet. Despite producing just three slim volumes of poetry in his short life, the scope ranges from odes and sonnets, to epics.

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Laurie Lee

Laurie Lee (1914 – 1997) was an English writer, poet and screenwater, born in the village of Slad, Gloucester. He is best known for his autobiographical trilogy that starts with Cider with Rosie.

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TE Lawrence

TE Lawrence (1888-1935) was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat and writer. The film Lawrence of Arabia was based on his wartime activities.

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Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), was a writer born in New Zealand who achieved international recognition as a master of the modernist short story, despite her tragically short life.

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Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was an English novelist, biographer and journalist. The eldest of the Mitford sisters, she was one of the ‘Bright Young Things’ of London society between the wars.

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Vita Sackville-West

Vita Sackville West (1892-1962) was an English writer and garden designer. She inspired her friend and lover Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English Elizabethan playwright, poet and actor, widely regarded as the world’s greatest dramatist.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland and one of Britain’s leading Victorian poets.

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Colin Thiele

Colin Thiele (1920-2006) was an Australian author renowned for his award-winning children’s fiction, most notably the novel Storm Boy which has been adapted for film twice.

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Violet Trefusis

Violet Trefusis (1894-1972) was an English author and socialite, mainly remembered for her passionate love affair with Vita Sackville West.

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Yuan Phai

Yuan Phai: The Defeat of Lanna (anonymous author) is a fifteenth century epic war poem about a famous battle between Siam and what is now Chiang Mai.

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