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
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...



Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

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