Sue Kossew holds degrees from the Universities of Cape Town, East Anglia and New South Wales. She is Chair of English and Literary Studies at Monash University. Her work is in contemporary post-colonial literatures, with a focus on South Africa and Australia, and with particular interest in the work of J. M. Coetzee and contemporary women writers. She has published three book, numerous articles and chapters on Coetzee's work including an annotated online bibliography on J.M. Coetzee for Oxford University Press. She is co-convenor of the upcoming "Reading Coetzee's Women" conference to be held at Monash's Prato Centre in Italy.