Author/Editor: Lara Fergus
Lara Fergus grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and gave up a science degree to become a contemporary dancer. Some years and an ankle injury later she gave that up to see the world and wash dishes. She spent seven years living overseas, mostly in France. In that time she completed degrees in writing, women’s studies and international law, and worked with various advocacy organisations, including for newly arrived immigrant and refugee women.
She has now worked as a researcher and writer on human rights—particularly violence against women—for over a decade, with organisations such as Amnesty International, White Ribbon, VicHealth and most recently the United Nations. She currently works for the Victorian Government on policy to prevent violence against women. She lives in Melbourne with her partner Maryse, writes before work and dances on the weekends. My Sister Chaos is her first novel.
My Sister Chaos: Shortlisted Dobbie Literary Award
My Sister Chaos: Winner: Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction (USA)
My Sister Chaos: Finalist: Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction (USA)
Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
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This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...
I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.
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In a dawn raid, Kate is arrested. She is imprisoned, beaten, kept awake and tortured. She has no idea what has happened...