Today in the Confessional, host Sandy Lowres is thrilled to be chatting with Jane Caro AM to chat about her new book The Mother, and Jane’s political candidacy as she stands for the NSW Senate for the Season Party.
Jane’s career is incredible. She is a Walkley Award winning Australian columnist, author, novelist,broadcaster, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. She spent 35 years as an award winning copywriter and 7 years teaching Advertising Creative in the School of Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. These days she is a full time writer, social commentator, speaker and broadcaster.
As a writer, Jane has published twelve books, including three novels – Just a Girl, Just a Queen and Just Flesh & Blood – a trilogy on Elizabeth Tudor, and her memoir Plain Speaking Jane. She created and edited Unbreakable featuring stories women writers had never told before, which was published just before the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Her book Accidental Feminists about the life story of women over 50 was launched in 2019.
Her novel about coercive control ,The Mother, was published in 2022.
She created and presented 5 documentary series for ABC Compass. She and Catherine Fox present a popular podcast with Podcast One, Austereo Women With Clout. She writes regular columns in Nine Newspapers and her opinion pieces appear regularly in The Saturday Paper, The Guardian and The Big Smoke.
Jane is passionate about human rights and social justice and is standing for the Senate hoping to change the current political climate in Australia, advocating for better funding and support of the public school system, migrant and women’s rights, and equity for all.
You can follow Jane and the Reason Party here:https://www.janecaro4reason.com.au/
Jane’s latest book is published by Allen & Unwin and is available at all good book stores.