NOW THERE'S A HARP IN THE SKY.
Comment by Ric Williams blog editor: Ruth Park was my mother's favourite author. My mother who was born in 1914 had been a socialist early in life during the depression and had a great social conscience. She urged me to read "Harp in the South" which was serialized in the Sydney Morning Herald in the early fifties.. This novel and later "Poor Man's Orange" affected me deeply. I read " Capricornia" by Xavier Herbert, another great Australian novel.
|Born||Rosina Ruth Park|
24 August 1917
Auckland, New Zealand
|Died||14 December 2010 (aged 93)|
Sydney, New South Wales,Australia
|Notable work(s)||The Harp in the South|
Playing Beatie Bow
The Muddle-Headed Wombat
|Notable award(s)||Miles Franklin Award (1977)|