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Black Inc.'s International Women's Day Reading List
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Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of the online magazines Bookslut – one of America’s very first book blogs – and the literary journal Spolia. She is the author of The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, and has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR.org, Chicago Sun-Times, and Architect Magazine, among other publications. She has …
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Micheline Lee’s novel, The Healing Party, was shortlisted for several awards including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Born in Malaysia, she migrated to Australia when she was eight. Micheline has lived with a motor neurone disability from birth. She is also a former human rights lawyer and painter. Her forthcoming Quarterly Essay is on humanity, disability and the NDIS.
Author photograph: Susan Gordon-Brown
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Lauren Sams is the author of She’s Having Her Baby and Crazy Busy Guilty. She is a writer whose work has appeared in ELLE, marie claire, Cosmopolitan, Good Food, delicious, Sunday Style and Daily Life. She lives in Sydney with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
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Anna Goldsworthy is the author of several books, including the novel Melting Moments and the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life. Her writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Age, The Australian, The Adelaide Review and The Best Australian Essays. She is also a concert pianist, with several recordings to her name.
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Kate Jennings (1948–2021) was an award-winning poet, essayist, short story writer and novelist. Both her novels, Snake and Moral Hazard, were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She won the ALS Gold Medal, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Adelaide Festival fiction prize. Born in rural New South Wales, she lived in New York from 1979.
Her books included Stanley and Sophie, Quarterly Essay 32: American Revolution and Trouble: …
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Jenny Valentish has been devoted to dancing around the void for many decades, first in the pub and then the boxing ring. The author of the acclaimed books Woman of Substances and Everything Harder Than Everyone Else, Jenny is a regular contributor to The Guardian and the ABC, and the former editor of Time Out Melbourne and Triple J’s Jmag.
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