Rachel Mathews - Author

Why storytelling is one way to help us make sense of the crisis of violence against women

Bernard, 48, is single and clumsy with women and is a central character in my new novel ‘Never Look Desperate’. He doesn’t play footy. He doesn’t go to the gym. He is a beautiful photographer and loves to cook.

I created him because I needed to challenge the masculine codes that continue to rule what is and what isn’t manly in this country. Storytelling, to me, is one of the many ways we can untangle ourselves from the crisis of violence against women in Australia.

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Rachel Matthews - Author
About Rachel

Dr Rachel Matthews is a Melbourne author, lecturer and teacher. Her debut novel Vinyl Inside received strong press reviews and was highly commended by the Australian Vogel Award judges.

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Rachel Matthews is the author of Siren (2017, see my review) and I featured her in Meet an Aussie Author back in 2017 because I was so impressed

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