Words For Lucy
Marion Halligan In Conversation With Sally Pryor
One morning, Lucy Halligan lay on her bed and went to sleep. Soon after, her heart stopped. Her mother — prominent writer Marion Halligan — forced hers to keep beating. An illuminating ‘in conversation’ with The Canberra Times’ Sally Pryor.
Marion Halligan was born in Newcastle and grew up by the sea. She is rather surprised to find herself living in Canberra. She always believed she was going to be a writer, though took a while to get started. Halligan has now published some 20 books (including a children's book, The Midwife's Daughters) and has written short stories, articles, book reviews and essays for various publications. Her most recent book is Shooting the Fox.
Born-and-bred Canberra, Sally is features editor at The Canberra Times, where she sifts through large piles of books every week. She has worked there for more than a decade.