Author/Editor: Penny Mackieson

Penny Mackieson

Penny Mackieson is an Australian social worker and author who was adopted as a newborn and has worked primarily in the children and family services sector. She has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently undertaking PhD studies on permanency in out-of-home care, focusing on Permanent Care Orders. Penny recently became Chair of VANISH, the Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help. She lives with her husband and son in inner Melbourne.

28 Oct 2015 Book Launch at Kathleen Syme Library 251 Faraday St Carlton

Wednesday 28
251 Faraday St Carlton
RSVP: October 23


To be launched by Coleen Clare, Manager of VANISH


Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Adoption Deception

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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