Dr. Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster.
Clare’s most recent book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (TFROE) (Text Publishing), won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s, WA Premier’s and Queensland Literary Awards, the NSW Premier’s History Awards and the Victorian Community History Awards. The screen rights to TFROE have been bought by Ruby Entertainment, producers of The Secret River, for an 8-part television drama series. TFROE is published in a Young Adult edition as We Are The Rebels, which was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for 2016. Clare’s essays and journalism have been published in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, The Age, the Guardian, The Conversation, Crikey and Women’s Agenda. Clare also wrote and presented the ABC TV documentary Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote.
Clare Wright will be delivering a keynote address Making Waves, Making History on Day One of Breakthrough.