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Elizabeth Harrower
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Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower is the author of the novels Down in the City, The Long Prospect, The Catherine Wheel and The Watch Tower—all of which have been republished as Text Classics—and In Certain Circles, which was published in 2014 and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction in 2015. Elizabeth lives in Sydney.


‘When Elizabeth Harrower’s The Watch Tower came ‘roaring out of forty years in obscurity’, as Helen Garner put it in the Australian’s 2012 round-up of best books, we didn’t know that we’d go on to republish all of Elizabeth’s work.’ Read this feature on the Text blog by senior editor David Winter.

‘Harrower’s writing is witty, desolate, truth-seeking, and complexly polished. Everything (except feeling, which is passionately and directly confessed) is controlled and put under precise formal pressure. Her sentences, which have an unsettling candor, launch a curling assault on the reader, often twisting in unexpected ways…Harrower is an exceptionally subtle psychologist…[Her] five novels have an almost relentless thematic consistency and a strikingly similar darkness of vision.’ James Wood, New Yorker

‘Contemporary thoughts on Elizabeth Harrower’ by Whispering Gums.

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Titles byElizabeth Harrower
  • The Watch Tower
    The Watch Tower
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • Elizabeth Harrower Text Classics Set
    Elizabeth Harrower Text Classics Set
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • Down in the City
    Down in the City
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • In Certain Circles
    In Certain Circles
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • The Long Prospect
    The Long Prospect
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • The Watch Tower
    The Watch Tower
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • The Catherine Wheel
    The Catherine Wheel
    Elizabeth Harrower
  • A Few Days in the Country
    A Few Days in the Country
    Elizabeth Harrower