Masters, Olga (1919–1986)

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Masters, Olga (1919–1986)

Australian journalist, novelist and shortstory writer. Born 1919, NSW, Australia; died 1986; children: 7.

Began 26-year career in journalism (1959), working for several newspapers; began writing fiction when nearly 60; writings, which are often critical of position of women and children in Australian society, include The Home Girls (1982), Loving Daughters (1984), A Long Time Dying (1985), Amy's Children (1987) and The Rose Fancier (1988); collection of journalism pieces Reporting Home published posthumously (1990).

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