Biff Ward

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Biff Ward is the author of the literary memoir In My Mother’s Hands (Allen & Unwin, 2014), which was shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Literary Prize for non-fiction and the 2016 WA Premier’s Prize for non-fiction, longlisted for the Stella Prize 2015, and won the 2014 Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for non-fiction. In 1984, her groundbreaking book Father-Daughter Rape (Women’s Press), one of the first in the world about child sexual abuse, was published in the UK and the US. She is currently finishing a memoir about the Vietnam War.


In 1974

FictionSUE SHIT, DAVID SAID. Look at this! Julia Gillard was announcing the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The whole country wanted those sinister priests to be held to account. I figured she’d dressed for the moment: navy jacket...

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