June Andrews Award for Arts Journalism

Jane Howard is a freelance journalist and critic based in Adelaide and working throughout Australia. She is a contributing editor at Kill Your Darlings, where she focuses on podcast criticism, and a regular contributor to Guardian Australia. Jane’s work has appeared in publications including the ABC, Meanjin, Crikey, and The Stage. She has written for the Guardian across Australia and in Asia; had writing commissioned in the UK, Canada, and the Czech Republic; and has been translated into multiple languages. Jane is deputy chair of Writers SA, and in her day job she works in marketing.

Read an interview with Jane.

Judges’ comments:

“There has been no more pressing issue in Australian theatre in the past decade than the participation of women in key roles, particularly those of playwright and director. Jane Howard’s meticulous research on gender imbalance powerfully illustrates the depth of the problem and the genuine advances made.”

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