Portrait of Clare Wright

Clare Wright

La Trobe University historian Associate Professor Clare Wright has worked as an author, academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant, and radio and TV broadcaster. Her latest book, You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world, has been praised by Senator Penny Wong and Sr Anne Summers AO. Her earlier book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for many other awards.

Her essays and journalism have been published in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, the Age, the Guardian, the Conversation, Crikey and Women's Agenda.

She wrote and presented the ABC TV documentary Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote, and created and co-wrote the ABC TV series The War That Changed Us, which won the 2015 ATOM award for Best Docudrama and was nominated for a Logie in 2015 for Most Outstanding Factual Program.

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