Jane Gleeson-White – 2019

Textured divide

Visiting Artist in 2019

Jane is an author whose book reviews and essays have been widely published, including by the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Griffith Review, Sydney Morning Herald and the Sydney Review of Books. You can find links to her essays and articles here – and to her blog here.

She has a PhD in creative writing, Nature in the 21st Century (2016), which includes a dissertation on portrayals of land in the post-Mabo fiction of Alexis Wright and Kim Scott: Country Manifest. She’s currently an adjunct lecturer at UNSW Canberra.

“My new project is a work of creative nonfiction with possible elements of the fantastic, a novel memoir, that has its source in the little-known attack of Rabaul by the Japanese in January 1942 soon after Pearl Harbour. Currently called Burnt Angels, it tells the story of an Australian family living in Rabaul in the 1930s.”