Olga Masters





Olga Masters


Born
in Pambula N.S.W, Australia
May 28, 1919

Died
September 27, 1986

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Olga Masters née Lawler (28 May 1919 – 27 September 1986) was an Australian journalist, novelist and short story writer.

Masters wrote as a journalist for most of her life, and supplemented the family income by writing for local newspapers in the towns she lived in with her husband. On their return to Sydney, she wrote for papers such as The Manly Daily and The Sydney Morning Herald.

While she wanted to write fiction from an early age, she was not published as a writer of fiction until the late 1970s. During this decade she wrote several radio plays, receiving many rejections, but on 29 April 1977, her radio play The Penny Ha-penny Stamp was broadcast. However with the publication of her short story, Call me Pinkie, in The Sydney Morning Hera
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“When there was a summer of bad bush fires, all that was left of the house was the brick recess that had held the stove and open fire. Lush rains followed, and with the earth nourished by the ashes, a pine near the front, surviving the holocaust, gave birth to a grove of deep green trees, turning the old tumbledown house into an oasis, causing the travelers to exclaim at the beauty and watch with excitement for the village coming up, perhaps as a peaceful and pretty as the trees.”
Olga Masters, A Long Time Dying

“After a few weeks, Frank did not appear to want Martha there, but she stayed. When Frank stopped speaking to her, it made no difference and they lived that way for twenty years.”
Olga Masters, A Long Time Dying

“Don't say the name! I don't ever want to know!" But what Amy was really saying was, I want to blame you, and only you. I want to punish you all the rest of your life, and only you.”
Olga Masters, A Long Time Dying

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