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Bernadette Brennan is a literary critic, academic and researcher in contemporary Australian writing. She is the author of a number of publications, including a monograph on Brian Castro and two edited collections: Just Words?: Australian Authors Writing for Justice (UQP 2008), and Ethical Investigations: Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics (Vagabond 2008). Her most recent book is A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work (Text 2017). Bernadette is currently working on a literary biography of Gillian Mears.


Book Publications 

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Just Words? Australian Authors Writing for Justice

Brian Castro: The Seductive Play of Language