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Clare Wright is a historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and is currently co-writing a four-part series to commemorate the centenary of WWI for ABC1. The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka won the 2014 Stella Prize. Clare lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children.
Dr Wright’s presentation was beautifully woven, richly illustrated and completely engaging. It was clear that every member of the audience had become immersed in her narrative, and many commented that they could have listened to her for hours. For those who attended, the Writers’ Breakfast was indeed a wonderful start to the day.