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Clare Bowditch is a musician, broadcaster, sometimes actor, speaker, entrepreneur, and just recently became a top-ten, best-selling author. Somewhat of a slashie you might say.
She has won the coveted ARIA Award for Best Female for her music, the Rolling Stone Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to Australian culture, and has been nominated for a Logie Award for her role as Rosanna on popular television show Offspring.
Her very first book, a partial memoir entitled Your Own Kind Of Girl was released through Allen & Unwin in October 2019 and made an immediate splash with a top 7 placement on the Neilsen Book Charts, #1 seller for Dymocks, Readings and Booktopia and two re-printings in the first week. It won the 2020 Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for “New Writer of The Year” Award and has been named as one of Audible’s “Top 50 Books of All Time”.
In August 2020, she released an Audible Original audio book entitled Tame Your Inner Critic which has remained at the top of the Audible Charts since the day of its release. It epitomises her unique approach to skill-building and storytelling, using a novel mix of humour, story-telling and science to help people have better relations with the voice of their self-doubt. It was one of the most downloaded Audible podcasts over the course of the pandemic.
In music she has toured and performed at every festival, venue and truck-stop Australia has to offer and played with the likes of Leonard Cohen, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Gotye and John Butler, to name just a few.
In 2012, suspecting the future of business lay in harnessing creative talent and cultivating empathy, she crowd-funded the enterprise Big-Hearted Business, an educational resource reminding the world of the R.O.I. of “giving a shit”.
After retiring from radio to pursue her creative projects, Bowditch has already had a very fecund time with Your Own Kind Of Girl and releasing the songs “Woman” and “If I Could Give You”. She is currently working on her 6th studio album and 2nd book.
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2013: Where the Wild Things Are
Luka Lesson, Josephine Rowe, Monica Dux, Alison Lester, Anthony Morgan, David Marr, Hannie Rayson, Clare Bowditch, Robyn Davidson, Arnold Zable, Bruce Pascoe
Spring Fling Opening Gala: Lightbulb Moments
Maxine Beneba Clarke, Lionel Fogarty, Chloé Hayden, Missy Higgins, Eryn Jean Norvill, Anne Summers, Clare Bowditch