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The modern library : the two hundred best novels in English since 1950

Carmen Callil (author), Colm Tóibín (author)

The modern library : the two hundred best novels in English since 1950

Carmen Callil (author), Colm Tóibín (author)
Title
The modern library : the two hundred best novels in English since 1950
Author
Carmen Callil Colm Tóibín
Language
English
Publisher
London: Picador, 1999
XVII, 259 p.
ISBN
0-330-34182-0
Placing suggestion
Engels 850.8 (SISO) Literatuurgeschiedenis ; Engelse literatuur (ZIZO)

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About Carmen Callil

Dame Carmen Thérèse Callil, (born 1938) is an Australian publisher, writer and critic who has spent most of her career in the United Kingdom. She founded Virago Press in 1973. She is a recipient of the Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature in 2017.

Early years and family

Callil was born in Melbourne, Australia, but has lived in London since 1960. Her widowed mother, Lorraine Clare Allen, raised four children, of whom Callil was the third. Her father, Frederick Alfred Louis Callil, was a barrister and lecturer in French at the University of Melbourne. She was educated at Star of the Sea Convent and at Loreto Mandeville Hall. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Literature in 1960.

Career

In the same year she left for Europe, and, after a period in Italy, settled in London in 1964…Read more on Wikipedia