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Jessica Au

Jessica Au

Jessica Au is a writer and editor. Her first novel is Cargo (2011).


Jessica Au reviews 'Offset', No.14 edited by Angela Hryc, Hilal Kirmizi, and Anastasios Zaganidis

March 2015, no. 369 02 March 2015
A sense of suburban ugliness, occasionally undercut with twists of magic realism, runs through the latest issue of Offset, Victoria University’s creative arts journal. Like its contemporaries Above Water, Verandah, Verge, and Visible Ink, Offset is a student-run publication – a new editorial team is selected each year – and provides a vital space for both emerging editors and artists to trad ... (read more)

Jessica Au reviews 'The Wife Drought: Why women need wives, and men need lives' by Annabel Crabb

January-February 2015, no. 368 01 January 2015
Why is it that women with supportive partners are still thought of as lucky, as if they have won a lottery? In the winter of 2012, Annabel Crabb ran into Tanya Plibersek, who had raised three children over the course of a successful parliamentary career with the help of her husband, a senior state bureaucrat. When Crabb commented on how fortunate they were to have helpful spouses, Plibersek replie ... (read more)