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‘A woman ahead of her time’: remembering the Australian writer Charmian Clift, 50 years on

Fifty years after her death, Australian writer Charmian Clift is experiencing a renaissance.

Born in 1923, Clift co-authored three novels with her husband George Johnston, wrote two under her own name, produced two travel memoirs, and had weekly column widely syndicated to major Australia papers during the the 1960s.

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Clift has long been overshadowed by the legacy of Johnston, whose novel My Brother Jack is considered an Australian classic.

Her novels and memoirs are sadly out of print, yet she is increasingly recognised for her important place in Australian…

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