Sam George-Allen is an award-winning author living in southern Tasmania.
Her first book, Witches: What Women Do Together, was published by Penguin Random House in 2019 and by Melville House (US/UK) in January 2020. Her cultural criticism and essays have appeared in publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The Lifted Brow, Island and Kill Your Darlings.
She is currently at work on her first novel.
EssayAnthropologist Solomon Katz proposed in the 1980s the intriguing ‘beer before bread’ theory, which suggested that early agriculturalists were driven to farming not by their wholesome desire for crusty loaves but by their lust for that other staple grain product: beer.
A luxury of choice
GR OnlineI’M TWENTY-SIX YEARS old, and recently stopped taking the birth-control pill. I react poorly to synthetic hormones – they aggravate my anxiety and put a weird haze over my experience of the world – so the decision made sense....