Author/Editor: Jan Fook


Jan Fook was born and raised in Sydney and discovered the love of dogs at an early age. In addition to pursuing a career as an academic, she has always had dogs in her home life. She has a firm belief that the vital role dogs play in our happiness is yet to be fully recognized. 

In the future, Jan hopes to be able to combine her two greatest loves, dogs and writing. In the meantime she is Professor of Social Work at La Trobe University, Bendigo and the author/editor of numerous books including: Transforming Social Work Practice; Breakthroughs in Practice; Radical Casework; Professional Expertise; Critical Social Work in Changing Contexts; and The Reflective Researcher.    

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Girl's Best Friend, A
Cat Tales
Horse Dreams

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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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