Care Exp Authors

The following Memoir/Autobiography/Fiction/Non-fiction books are written by authors with care-experience. Links go to reviews or a conversation with:

Lowborn Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns by Kerry Hudson

Colour me Father: An Open Letter To My Son by Paolo Hewitt

Poems from a Runaway by Ben Westwood

Bernadette McBride discusses W. B. Yeats’s poem ‘The Stolen Child’ in the context of care experience, and a review of The Stolen Child: WB Yeats and Carl Jung – Relationship, Belonging and Compassion in Caring for Children in Care by Maurice Fenton.

Parragirls: Reimagining Parramatta Girls Home Through Art and Memory. Ed. by Lily Hibberd with Bonney Djuric and in collaboration with Darug women Leanne and Jacinta Tobin*

The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia by Dee Michell

Oi by David Jackson

Plot 29 by Allan Jenkins

Burnished: Burnside Life Stories compiled by Kate Shayler*

Shaped by Silence by Rie Crollby*

Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers by Jae-Dee Collier*

No One Was Watching by Annie Horner*

Girl With Dove: A Life Built By Books by Sally Bayley

Oi, You F*cker by Snowball*

The Brightness of Stars by Lisa Cherry

The English Daughter by Maggie Wadey

Q&A with Gulwali Passarlay Author of The Lightless Sky

The Fish Ladder by Katharine Norbury

But We All Shine On By Paolo Hewitt



*Book Reviews by Dee Michell