Jane Caro

Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award-winning columnist and author. Her novel, The Mother, is a bestseller. She’s writing another (bestseller, she hopes).

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Jane Caro AM is a Walkley Award winning columnist, author, novelist, broadcaster, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. In August 2023 she won the B&T Women in Media Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has published thirteen books, including a trilogy of YA novels about Elizabeth Tudor Just a Girl, Just a Queen and Just Flesh & Blood, a memoir Plain Speaking Jane, and Accidental Feminists the life story of women over 50. Her first novel for adults, The Mother, is a bestseller. She is currently writing another – bestseller, she hopes.

She appears frequently on The Drum & Today Extra. She has created and presented 5 documentary series for ABC Compass. She is in demand as a speaker, panel facilitator and MC. She writes a regular column in Nine Media and her opinion pieces and articles appear frequently in The Saturday Paper and The Big Smoke. She is currently developing a TV series about education.

She is on the boards of The Public Education Foundation and Every Age Counts. She is an Ambassador for The Older Women’s Network.

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