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Tennant, Kylie (1912 - 1988)

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Born
1912
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1988
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Occupation
Author, Journalist and Print Journalist

Summary

As a young woman, Kylie Tennant worked as an assisant producer for ABC radio before returning to study at Sydney University. She cut short her studies to travel and write, and in 1932 married a former fellow-student, Lewis Rodd. They had two children.

Tennant's journalistic career began with several articles and short stories published in Smith's Weekly and The Bulletin. She worked variously as a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, critic, biographer and historian. Two of her novels were made into television mini-series.

Kylie Tennant's bibliography is extensive. A selection of publications are listed below.

For more information, see also http://www.burnetsbooks.com.au/bibliographies/tennant.htm

Details

Events

c. 1930 - c. 1950
Career in journalism active

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Eleanor Dark, 1923 - 1974, MS 4998; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Barbara Lemon

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