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Women of a Certain Age

Edited by Susan Laura Sullivan, Maria Scoda, and Jodie Moffat


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Anne Aly, Liz Byrski, Sarah Drummond, Mehreen Faruqi, Goldie Goldbloom, Krissy Kneen, Jeanine Leane, Brigid Lowry and Pat Mamanyjun Torres are among fifteen voices recounting what it is like to be a woman on the other side of 40. These are stories of identity and survival, and a celebration of getting older and wiser, and becoming more certain of who you are and where you want to be.

'What I loved most about this book is how it joins the long tradition of women supporting, teaching, uplifting, and guiding other women...At the end of the day, young girls and women need role models – women who have lived long, full, and three-dimensional lives to learn from. And this book provides you with fifteen of them.' Pelican Magazine

'This collection is lively, wise, and sometimes intensely emotional...Grab a cuppa (or something stronger if you are so inclined) and settle in for a great read!' WritingWA

'The strength and power of their prose, literary prowess and unique and eclectic styles makes this collection of life tales a landmark in Australian publishing in 2018.' The Culture Concept Circle

'Women of a Certain Age is, like its writers, frank, refreshing and thought-provoking. Also, like its authors, it breaks new ground in its genre...[it] hands the microphone to the women themselves. By the end, their voices blow away all of that assumed and presumed dust, so we can more clearly see the people beneath.' Joan D. Bailey



ISBN 9781925591149 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories ebooks
Short Stories & Anthologies
Award Winning
Christmas 2020
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2018
Pages 176
  • Jodie moffat website

    Jodie Moffat

    Jodie Moffat commenced her law degree the year she turned 40 and graduated as a Juris Doctor at the age of 44. Her paper 'Arranging Deckchairs on the Titanic' won the Morella Calder Memorial Prize in 2010, and was published in the Australian and New Zealand Maritime Law Journal that year. Jodie spent five years as a commercial litigator in the Perth CBD before taking up practice as a generalist solicitor with a community legal service in 2017. She ran as the Greens Party lower house candidate in her hometown of Mandurah in the 2017 state election. Read more

  • Maria scoda website

    Maria Scoda

    Maria Scoda is an experienced clinical and consult­ant psychologist who works in private practice in the Sydney CBD. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Australian National University in 2002. She also holds a bachelor of arts, with honours in psychology. In addition to her clinical work, Maria assists business executives to understand and manage complex relationship dynamics for better interpersonal relationships in the workplace and at home. Read more

  • Susan laura sullivan website

    Susan Laura Sullivan

    Susan Laura Sullivan writes fiction, essays and poetry. Her work has been published in Westerly: New Creative, Plumwood Journal, and The Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers, among others. She was shortlisted for the T.A.G. Hungerford Award in 2012, and currently lives in Japan, where she teaches English. Read more