Cassandra Atherton is an award-winning writer and one of Australia’s leading critics on American public intellectuals.  

She has a Harvard visiting scholar's position in 2015–2016 to work on a project concerning public intellectuals in academe. A visiting fellow at Sophia University, Tokyo, in 2014 and an affiliate of the Monash Japanese Studies Centre in 2015, Cassandra is currently working on a book analysing Miyazaki Hayao's anime.  

She has published six books, including a novel and a book of poetry.

Pieces by Cassandra Atherton

Home is where the heart is
Edition 28: Still the Lucky Country?

Staffroom confidential
Edition 33: Such Is Life

Mentioning the war
Edition 36: What Is Australia For?

Griffith Review