Jane Caro

Jane Caro is a writer, speaker, social commentator and broadcaster. She is a feminist, an atheist and an advocate for public education. She has written co-authored and edited nine books, was an award-winning advertising copywriter and appears regularly on Australian television and radio. Her writing appears frequently in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Big Smoke, Daily Life, Leadership Matters and Kill Your Darlings

Caro has appeared on Channel Seven’s Sunrise,  ABC television’s Q&A, and as a regular panellist on The Gruen Transfer. Caro has worked in the advertising industry and lectures in advertising at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney.  Caro was a speaker at the 2014 Festival of Dangerous Ideas. She is on the boards of the NSW Public Education Foundation and Bell Shakespeare.

Jane will be launching her third YA book in the trilogy about Queen Elizabeth 1 at the cAirns Tropical Writers Festival.

Publications include:

The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education (co-authored with Chris Bonnor) (2007)

The F Word. How we learned to swear by feminism (co-authored with Catherine Fox) (2008)

Just a Girl (2011)

Chris Bonner & Jane Caro, What makes a good school?, New South Books (2012),

Contributor to For God’s sake: An Atheist, A Jew, A Christian and a Muslim debate religion (2013).

Editor of Destroying the Joint: Why women have to change the world (2013)

Just a Queen (2015), sequel to Just a Girl

Plain Speaking Jane, biography and memoirs (2015)

“Unbreakable” Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope (2017)

 Unbreakable celebrates women’s resilience and ability to rise above these challenges, whether big or small, and move forward with their lives. Not because it’s okay, but because on a personal level, we can’t let ourselves be broken.’ Tanya Plibersek.