Debra Adelaide

Dr Debra Adelaide is the author or editor of over ten books, including several reference works on Australian women writers as well as themed anthologies, such as the acclaimed Motherlove series.

She has also worked as a researcher, editor and freelance writer, and for several years was the Sydney Morning Herald‘s weekly ‘In Short’ book reviewer.

She has published three novels, The Hotel Albatross (1995), Serpent Dust (1998) and most recently, The Household Guide to Dying, which appeared in 2008 and has been published in over a dozen countries.

Her latest book is The Simple Act of Reading (Random House, 2015). She is Associate Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Technology, Sydney.


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