Elizabeth Jolley is one of the most prominent writers in 20th-century Australia and Winton’s writing teacher in college. Though Winton doesn’t immediately warm to Jolley and finds her sense of fashion and obsession with German art music alienating, she ends up being a touchstone in his creative journey, especially through her shrewd advice about the fickle publishing industry.
Elizabeth Jolley Character Timeline in The Boy Behind the Curtain
The timeline below shows where the character Elizabeth Jolley appears in The Boy Behind the Curtain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Remembering Elizabeth Jolley
At the age of 18, Winton enrolls in a writing class at university. His teacher, Elizabeth Jolley, is different from what he expects from a university writing professor; she dresses in... (full context)
...Winton is at university, the writing course is still a work in progress, as is Elizabeth Jolley. Elizabeth is still struggling to break out as an artist, attempting to transcend barriers... (full context)