Drawn from years of Walkley Award–winning investigative reporting on domestic abuse, Jess Hill’s See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse, vividly conjures the scale of our national emergency.
Winner of the 2020 Stella Prize and praised by Helen Garner as a “shattering book: clear-headed and meticulous, driving always at the truth”, See What You Made Me Do evokes a sense of urgency in the reader. Rather than asking questions like, “Why didn’t she leave?”, Jess puts perpetrators – and the criminal justice system enabling them – into the spotlight. Journalist Georgie Dent speaks with Jess about her searing exposé and manifesto for change.
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Jess Hill (Australian)
Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has been writing about, and researching domestic abuse since 2014. Before that, she was a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. Jess was listed in Foreign Policy's top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and also as one of the 30 most influential people under 30 by Cosmopolitan magazine — two publications rarely listed in the same sentence. Her reporting has won two Walkley Awards, an Amnesty International Award and three Our Watch Awards. Her 2020 Stella Prize-winning book, See What You Made Me Do, is about the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia.
Georgie Dent (Australian)
Georgie Dent is a journalist, editor, former lawyer and prominent advocate for women’s empowerment, gender equality and mental health. She is the contributing editor of Women’s Agenda, a contributor at Marie Claire and a columnist in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Her best-selling memoir is Breaking Badly. Annabel Crabb described it as "funny, shocking, beautifully written." Georgie is a regular television commentator on The Drum and ABC Weekend Breakfast and has made appearances on Lateline, Weekend Sunrise, Channel 9’s Today Show, The Project, and Studio 10.