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Kathleen Steele

Kathleen Steele

Kathleen Steele is a writer and the author of the novel, Return to Tamarlin (2017). She holds a PhD in Australian literature from Macquarie University and won the 2009 ABR Reviewing Competition.

Kathleen Steele reviews ‘Roger’s World: Toward a new understanding of animals’ by Charles Siebert

October 2009, no. 315 01 October 2009
Ostensibly, Roger’s World is an account of Charles Siebert’s whistle-stop tour of primate retirement homes in America. By the author’s reckoning, there are approximately two to three thousand chimpanzees in America, as well as a substantial number of their primate cousins. He travels across the country, visiting captive chimpanzees on an ‘impromptu farewell tour of our own kidnapped and ca ... (read more)

Kathleen Steele reviews 'Shark: In peril in the sea' by David Owen

February 2010, no. 318 01 February 2010
The press release for David Owen’s latest book describes it as a ‘thoroughly researched’ work by a shark ‘outsider’ that aims to ‘comprehensively overturn our negative and damaging perceptions of sharks’. I cannot claim expert knowledge of sharks, but personal experience makes me a suitable subject on which to measure the author’s effectiveness. When I was a child, one of my sister ... (read more)