|Born||Hazel Joan Rowley
16 November 1951
London, England, UK
|Died||1 March 2011
New York City, New York, USA
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide|
|Notable work(s)||Tête-à-tête (2005)|
|Notable award(s)||1994 NBC Banjo Award for Non-Fiction|
Hazel Joan Rowley (16 November 1951 – 1 March 2011) was a British-born Australian author and biographer.
Born in London, Rowley emigrated with her parents to Adelaide at the age of eight. She studied at the University of Adelaide, graduating with Honours in French and German. Later she acquired a PhD in French. She taught literary studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, before moving to the United States.
Rowley's first published biography, of Australian novelist Christina Stead, was critically acclaimed and won the National Book Council's "Banjo" Award for non-fiction in 1994. Her next biographical work was about the African American writer Richard Wright. Her best known book, Tête-à-tête (2005), covers the lives of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (de Beauvoir had been the subject of Rowley's PhD thesis). Her last published book is Franklin & Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage, about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (2011).
- Christina Stead: A Biography (1994)
- Richard Wright: The Life and Times (2001)
- Tête-à-tête: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre (2005)
- Franklin & Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage (2011)
- Rowley, Hazel, AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource
- Bennie, Angela: Hazel Rowley: Intimate obsessions, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 December 2005.
- Romei, Stephen: Hazel Rowley gravely ill after stroke, The Australian, 28 February 2011.
- Leeds, Adrian: Inspired by Paris: the Wordsmiths of Our Time, Parler Paris, 2 March 2011.