Joanne Fedler is the author of When Hungry, Eat, Secret Mothers' Business and The Dreamcloth. Her books have sold over 350,000 copies worldwide. Of her many awards and scholarships, she is proudest of Asshole of the Month from Hustler magazine in 1995 in response to her work on gender equality.
Joanne studied law at Yale on a Fulbright scholarship, and was a law lecturer and a volunteer legal counsellor at People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, before setting up and running a legal advocacy centre to end violence against women. She was appointed by the Minister of Justice to sit on a project committee of the Law Commission to design new domestic violence legislation.
Some day Joanne hopes to set up a writer's colony, grow her own vegetables and live in a place where she will never be stuck in traffic. She currently lives in Sydney with her husband and two kids.
Published: March 2013
You never know what can happen when a group of women reunite for a weekend away, leaving behind husbands, kids and chores.
Published: June 2011
Funny, thoughtful and often inspiring, this story is for every woman who's ever thought about giving up on love and even hope, but chooses not to.
Published: May 2010
The story of one woman's journey through the emotional minefield that is women's relationship to food - a celebration of small portions, unexpected spiritual wisdom and the gifts of hunger.
Published: April 2006
Based on true conversations with real women, Secret Mothers' Business is a shocking, funny, irreverent and often heartbreaking look at women, friendships and motherhood.