You Don’t Know Me: Jane Caro
In our new series, You Don’t Know Me, we uncover the off-centre obsessions, surprising passions and all-consuming hobbies of high profile figures who are well known for something else entirely.
Feminist commentator and advertising copywriter Jane Caro (a regular Gruen panellist and Sunday Life columnist) is the first to take centre stage. She’ll share her passion for Queen Elizabeth I (the royal last immortalised in popular culture by Cate Blanchett). Of course, if you’re a teen reader, you won’t be surprised at all: Jane has written two young adult novels based on the life of the young Elizabeth.
Jane Caro is an author, novelist, speaker, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and media and social commentator. She has published seven books, including two novels about Elizabeth Tudor. Her memoir, Plain Speaking Jane, was released in September 2015. She writes regular columns in the Sun Herald Sunday Life magazine, MT magazine and Mamamia Debrief Daily. She appears often in the media, including on the Gruen Transfer, Agony, Q&A, The Drum, Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise.
Jess McGuire is a writer, broadcaster, MC, film reviewer, trivia host and DJ based in Melbourne. She can be heard each week talking about music documentaries with Myf Warhurst on Double J, and discussing a variety of topics with Raf Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne's Drive program. For many years, she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia, and was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.