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Marion Halligan Biography – Marion Halligan Wiki

Marion Halligan was an Australian writer. She was born and educated in Newcastle, New South Wales, and worked as a school teacher and journalist before publishing her first short stories.

Halligan has served as chairperson of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Australian National Word Festival. In her later years, she lived in Canberra.

For several years she was a member of a group of women writers based in Canberra known as the “Canberra Seven” or “Seven Writers”. The group began with three members in 1980, growing to seven by 1984. The other writers were; Dorothy Johnston, Margaret Barbalet, Sara Dowse, Suzanne Edgar, Marian Eldridge, and Dorothy Horsfield.

The group essentially disbanded after Marian Eldridge’s death in 1997. However, before that, they met regularly to critique each other’s work and published a book of short stories called Canberra Tales in 1988.

Halligan was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2006 Birthday Honours “for service to literature as an author, to the promotion of Australian writers and to support for literary events and professional organizations.”

Her work is referenced in an artwork “The Cushion and the Wedge” at Garema Place, Canberra. It is in the form of a voluptuous pillow of polished stainless steel, around which are scattered sheets representing sheets of paper, on which are engraved poems by Halligan.

Marion Halligan Age

She was born Marion Mildred Halligan in Newcastle, New South Wales on 16 April 1940. Halligan died on 19 February 2024, at the age of 83.

Marion Halligan Husband

Halligan suffered much heartache in her personal life and wrote about it directly in fiction and memoir. Her novel The Fog Garden (2001) was written after the death of her first husband. It is a moving tribute to a beloved partner and a searching and honest account of adjusting to life without him.

According to The Conversation, Halligan’s last book, Words for Lucy, published in 2022, was written for her daughter, who died in 2004.

Marion Halligan Family

Halligan was born and raised in Newcastle, but for most of her life, she lived in and wrote about Canberra.

Marion Halligan Death

The writer and former teacher died on 19 February 2024. She was 83 years old. She died in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The cause of her death has not been disclosed.