Sue Kossew is Emeritus Professor at Monash University, where she was previously Chair of Literary Studies, and Honorary Professor at UNSW. Her research is in contemporary postcolonial literatures, focussing particularly on contemporary Australian and South African women writers and the work of J.M. Coetzee. Her books include Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and André Brink (Rodopi, 1996), Critical Essays on J.M. Coetzee (ed.) (G.K. Hall, 1998), Writing Woman, Writing Place: Australian and South African Fiction (Routledge, 2004) and Rethinking the Victim: Gender, Violence and Contemporary Australian Women’s Writing (Routledge, 2019) with Anne Brewster. She has edited Lighting Dark Places: Essays on Kate Grenville (Rodopi, 2010); co-edited Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction (Continuum, 2011), and Reading Coetzee’s Women (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), the latter with Melinda Harvey. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, was awarded a 2016 Harry Ransom Fellowship and has been Distinguished Visiting Chair at the Universities of Copenhagen and Cologne.
Emily Maguire is a Sydney-based author who has written six novels, three non-fiction books and numerous articles on feminism, culture and literature. Her early novels…