Barbara Anderson

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Barbara Anderson (born 1926) is a New Zealand writer who has become internationally recognised despite only starting her writing career in her late fifties.

Born in Hastings, New Zealand, she was educated at Otago University where she graduated with a BSc degree in 1947. After a career as a medical technologist and teacher, she went back to university in Wellington where she graduated with a BA degree from Victoria University, Wellington in 1984.

Works

  • I Think We Should Go Into the Jungle : Short Stories. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1989; London: Secker & Warburg, 1993.
  • Girls' High. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1990, 1999; London: Secker & Warburg, 1991.
  • Portrait of the Artist's Wife. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1992; London: Secker & Warburg, 1992; New York: Norton, 1993; London: Minerva, 1993.
  • All the Nice Girls. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1993, 1999; London: Cape, 1994; London: Vintage, 1995.
  • The House Guest. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1995; London: Cape, 1995; London: Vintage, 1997.
  • Proud Garments. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1996.
  • The Peacocks : and Other Stories. Wellington : Victoria University Press, 1997.
  • Glorious things, and other stories. London: Cape, 1999.
  • Long Hot Summer. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1999; London: Cape, 2000.
  • The Swing Around. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2001.

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