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Jane Caro Jane Caro i(A138156 works by) (a.k.a. Catherine Jane Caro)
Born: Established: 1957 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1963
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Jane Caro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Macquarie University in 1977. She has had a successful career in advertising and has particular interests in women, families and education. Caro's non-fiction works (not individually indexed on AustLit) include The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education (2007), co-authored (with Chris Bonnor); The F Word: How We Learned To Swear by Feminism (2008), co-authored with Catherine Fox; For God's Sake: An Atheist, Christian, Jew and Muslim Battle It Out (2013), co-authored with Antony Lowenstein, Simon Smart and Rachel Woodlock, and Accidental Feminists (2019), which was longlisted for an ABIA general nonfiction book of the year award in 2020.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For significant service to the broadcast media as a journalist, social commentator and author.
2013 recipient Australian Humanist of the Year Award

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Unbreakable : Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2017 11475838 2017 anthology autobiography

'In this revealingly honest collection, 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. 

'In a time when bragging about sexual assault doesn’t preclude being elected President of the United States, women must stand together and speak out against violence against women. Unbreakable shows that every woman, no matter her success, has a story, and that together we are stronger. 

'In Jane Caro’s words:

        I want to pass on courage and hope to women who have also gone through such things by all of us speaking up about our own experiences. These things do not need to either define us or destroy us. We can find the strength to move forward, and this book shows how successful women have done just that.

'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.' (Publication summary)

2018 winner Walkley Award Walkley Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Media Award
y separately published work icon Plain-Speaking Jane Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8812133 2015 single work autobiography

'Australian women like Jane. She says what she thinks. In an era when public figures talk about themselves as brands, this is almost radical. In her memoir, Jane tells us that: her life is not perfect; she has given up trying to control anything; her children are not geniuses; Julia Gillard is fine but she's not a saint; and in her long career in advertising she was bullied by some of the wittiest men in Australia. She also talks frankly about her battle with anxiety. For the anxious among us - one in three Australian women are affected - this memoir offers hope. By example, Jane shows us that anxiety is not a life sentence; it can be managed so long as it is identified and treated; it should not prevent us doing the things in life that bring reward and recognition, and on the other side of anxiety lies the ultimate reward: the freedom to say and do as we please.' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
y separately published work icon Just a Girl St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1754494 2011 single work novel historical fiction

'I do not remember when I discovered how my mother died, it seems to be something I always knew, a horror I absorbed through my skin.

'Determined, passionate, privileged and headstrong, Elizabeth was born into a world where she felt she didn't belong and had to fight to survive.

'Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed by her father Henry VIII. From that moment on, Elizabeth competed with her two half-siblings for love and for Britain's throne. In the gilded corridors of the royal palace, enemies she couldn't see - as well as those bound to her by blood - plotted to destroy her.

'How do you find the courage to become queen even though you are just a girl?' (Publisher's blurb)

2011 longlisted Inky Awards Gold Inky
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