Anne Summers AO is a journalist and author whose eight books include the classic Damned Whores and God’s Police, first published in 1975 and reissued in 2016 by NewSouth Books in a revised and updated edition. Her most recent book is The Misogyny Factor (NewSouth, 2013).
On ‘The Natural Way of Things’, by Charlotte Wood
EssayThe women in Charlotte Wood’s powerful and distinctive novel are prisoners in an imaginative landscape that we know only as a remote location somewhere in inland Australia. It is not a place, or a literature, that we have encountered before. There is nothing like it in our literary past.
Fear of the Q-word
EssayCONVERSATIONS ABOUT QUOTAS to increase the number of senior women in business seem unreal. It is as if instead of living in contemporary Australia, we have stepped through that mirror with Alice, and are making our way through Looking...