Kerryn Goldsworthy: Legacy Books

In this minisode from FWF 2018 Sydney, Kerryn Goldsworthy talks about the books that shaped her feminism and her writing.

She discovered how women had lived in the past through fiction, Come In Spinner examined “examined what it was like for women left behind at home, women whose husbands or lovers were killed or missing, women who perhaps fell in love with somebody else, women who were separated from their children.” For Kerryn, reading was a defining aspect of her feminism: “I was a feminist before I hit puberty, I was a feminist before I heard the word feminist. It was books that made me a feminist, and I still am one.”

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