Author/Editor: Dale Spender


Dale Spender is a researcher, broadcaster, teacher and renowned author and editor of over thirty books including the internationally acclaimed Man Made Language and Women of Ideas. She has founded publishing imprints, series and journals. Most notably, she is the founding editor of the Athene Series and Pandora Press, the commissioning editor of the Penguin Australian Women’s Library, and the associate editor of the Great Women Series (UK).

As an international expert in the fields of language, communication, writing, editing, publishing, and equity, she has become the Australian representative on a number of international academic journals and a member of a variety of advisory boards. She has taught in universities in many countries, has given more than 300 keynote addresses, contributes regularly to the media in Australia and overseas, and writes regularly for many popular publications and newspapers.

Her book Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace was one of the first books to look at the impact of cyberspace on women’s lives. Dale has served on many committees including on the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and the Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association (AIMIA). She is a founding member of the committee of the Second Chance Programme Fundraising Group (inc) for homeless women. For nine years she was a director of Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) and for two years (2002- 2004) she was the chair.

Book Awards
Nattering On The Net: 1995, Top Twenty Title, Listener Women's Book Festival, NZ

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Australian Women's Writing
Nattering On The Net
Writing A New World

Out Now
Accidents of Composition

Accidents of Composition

Merlinda Bobis

The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light...



Helen Lobato

In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the...

Lady of the Realm

Lady of the Realm

Hoa Pham

One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war.

Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of...

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

Jules Grant

This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...

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