BOOKS & IDEAS: Jane Caro

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.


Jane Caro is one of Australia’s most respected writers, social commentators and – as of the 2022 Federal Election – a political candidate for the Reason Australia Party. She’s published 12 books, including her memoir, Plain Speaking Jane, and a trilogy for young adults about the life of Elizabeth Tudor. Her latest release The Mother is her first novel for adults. An absorbing thriller, The Mother follows recently widowed real estate agent Miriam, as she goes to any length to protect her daughter and grandchildren from the insidious effects of coercive control.


Enjoy a seasonal lunch at Montalto with Jane Caro, in conversation with Louise Swinn, to discuss her career as a public figure and first foray into literary fiction.


Jane Caro’s Bio ~


Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning Australian columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, advertising writer, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator.


Jane appears frequently on Q&A, The Drum and Sunrise. She has created and presented five documentary series for ABC's Compass, airing in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo 'Women With Clout'. She writes regular columns in Sunday Life.


She has published twelve books, including Just a GirlJust a Queen and Just Flesh & Blood, a young adult trilogy about the life of Elizabeth Tudor, and the memoir Plain Speaking Jane. She created and edited Unbreakable which featured stories women writers had never told before and was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Her most recent non-fiction work is Accidental Feminists, about the fate of women over 50. The Mother is her first novel for adults.


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