Elizabeth Harrower’s In Certain Circles – my review on Necessary Fiction

 My review has just gone live on Necessary Fiction – read it here

In Certain Circles was written in 1971, the last novel Elizabeth Harrower would write to date. By then she was the author of four other novels, including The Watch Tower, all very successful and well-received, and Harrower was being likened to Patrick White and Christina Stead. But In Certain Circles was to have a different fate. Harrower withdrew it from publication at the last minute, explaining in an interview later that the book had felt forced and had been written because a grant had become available. “There are a lot of dead novels out in the world that don’t need to be written,” she said about the novel. Read more


Author: Maia Nikitina

Writer, reviewer, blogger.

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