24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Jane Caro

Jane Caro is an author, novelist, journalist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator. She spent 30 years as an advertising writer and her creative work has won many national and international awards. 

She appears in the media regularly. Her 6-part ABC radio series, For Better, For Worse, is now being produced as a four-part TV series for ABC Compass. Jane has also appeared on The Drum, Q&A, The Project, Daily Edition, Mornings on 9, Studio 10 and Today. She writes regular monthly columns for Mt (Management Today) Magazine and the Sun Herald's Sunday Life. She is also in demand as a speaker, workshop facilitator and MC.


Canberra Writers Festival events

Women's Defining Moments in Australian History

Saturday 26th August 2017, 5:30pm. Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University.
Tickets: SOLD OUT.


Girls Night In: Live and Dangerous

Sunday 27th August 2017, 7:00pm. Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University.
Tickets: Adult $38.25; Concession $33.15; Junior $22.45; Duo (admits two) $67.30


Canberra Writers Festival events - host

Hugh Mackay in conversation with Jane Caro

The advertising industry is ripe for satire - and who better to lay bare the machinations of this lucrative tinsel factory than social researcher, writer and commentator Hugh Mackay?

Hugh’s seventh novel Selling the Dream follows the mixed fortunes of Lincoln The Hunter - universally admired, charming and the jewel in the crown of agency KK&C.

Saturday 26th August 2017, 2:15pm. University House, Australian National University.
Tickets: Adult $24.00; Concession $21.95; Junior $11.75


About the book

In this revealingly honest collection of stories successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go to move forward with their lives. Courageously, the contributors delve deep into how these experiences made them feel, what the personal cost was and why they may have chosen to remain quiet until now. Contributors include Kathy Lette, Mariam Veiszadeh, Tracey Spicer, Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Rebecca Lim, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Susan Wyndham, Andie Fox, Dee Madigan, Catherine Fox, Zora Simic, Nina Funnell, Sandra Levy, Polly Dunning and Jacinda Woodhead, with a foreword by Tanya Plibersek.

Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope is published by University of Queensland Press.

Buy the book from the festival's bookshop partner Dymocks.


More reading

Jane Caro: Business needs to start recognising the worth of older women, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2017.

Women over 50 are living out two fates that show that feminism is an incomplete project, ABC News, June 2017.

How Jane Caro found her voice, The Sydney Morning Herald, October 2015.



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