Sue Kossew holds degrees from the Universities of Cape Town, East Anglia and New South Wales. She is Emeritus Professor at Monash University, having been Chair of English and Literary Studies there since 2009, and is Honorary Professor at UNSW. Her work is in contemporary post-colonial literatures, with a focus on Australia and South Africa, and with particular interest in the work of J. M. Coetzee and contemporary women writers. She has published eight books and numerous articles and chapters. Her most recent books are Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women’s Writing co-authored with Anne Brewster (Routledge, 2019) and Reading Coetzee’s Women ed. with Melinda Harvey (Palgrave Macmillan 2019).