Portrait of Anne Summers

Anne Summers

Dr Anne Summers AO is a bestselling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States. Her latest book is The Misogyny Factor (New South).

She is author of several books, including the classic Damned Whores and God’s Police, first published in 1975, Ducks on the Pond, her autobiography in 1999, The End of Equality (2003), On Luck (2008) and The Lost Mother, published in 2009 by Melbourne University Press.

She writes for a number of publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Australian Financial Review. She has worked as a senior bureaucrat and political adviser, and is the former editor-in-chef of the landmark feminist New York based Ms. magazine.