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You Don't Know Me

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at The Wheeler Centre

Jane Caro

Did you know that Beyonce is an avid consumer of crime novels? That Johnny Depp loves playing with Barbie dolls (and collects pig skeletons)? And Liam Neeson is such a fly-fishing fan that he’s been on the show Fly Fishing the World five times?

In our new Wheeler Centre 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.

Who?

Portrait of Jane Caro

Jane Caro

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.

Portrait of Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.

You Don't Know Me

Did you know that Beyonce is an avid consumer of crime novels? That Johnny Depp loves playing with Barbie dolls (and collects pig skeletons)? And Liam Neeson is such a fly-fishing fan that he’s been on the show Fly Fishing the World five times?

In a series of short daytime talks, You Don’t Know Me uncovers the off-centre obsessions, surprising passions and all-consuming hobbies of high profile figures who are well known for something else entirely.

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