Margaret Scott 1934-2005

Margaret Scott, the noted author who came to national attention through her appearances on the ABC's Good News Week and Great Debates in the 1990s, has died in
Tasmania. Scott was born in Bristol, England, in 1934 and migrated to Australia with her son and first husband in 1959. A second marriage latter added three stepchildren. Scott was the author of two novels: The Baby-Farmer in 1990, and Family Album in 2000. She edited Effects of Light: The Poetry of Tasmania in 1985 as well as publishing six collections of her own poetry. Earlier this year she was awarded the Australia Council Writers Emeritus Award.

[Update: "The Australian" also printed an obituary.]

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