Portrait of Helen MacDonald

Helen MacDonald

Helen MacDonald’s latest book is Possessing the Dead and she has previously won the Premier’s Literary Award.

Helen MacDonald is the author of the critically acclaimed Human Remains, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (History) and was shortlisted for the Ernest Scott History Prize. She is a Senior Fellow at The Australian Centre in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her new book, Possessing the Dead: The Artful Science of Anatomy, explores encounters between medical scientists, dead bodies and the law.