Clare Wright is an Australian historian and author and winner of the 2014 Stella Prize. She has worked as a speechwriter, lecturer and broadcaster, and her articles have been published in Crikey, Overland and Meanjin, as well as scholarly journals.
Wright’s bestselling first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans (MUP) met with critical and popular acclaim.
In 2013, she released her second book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Text Publishing), based on a decade of research into women’s role in the Eureka Stockade. It’s a compelling story – told in a truly fresh way – about one of Australia’s key historical moments.
You can read more about why it was a worthy and wonderful Stella Prize choice here. Wright has also written an essay that we are pleased to include in Open Field Issue Three (2014).