Tuesday, 1 December 2009

writer caroline overington

To make it to the top of the news journalism in Australia as a woman is no easy task. Caroline Overington has not only done that - she's twice won a Walkley Award for investigative journalism - but she's also successfully published three completely different books. The first was on the Australian wheat board scandal, the second, which I loved, was Only in New York: How I took Manhattan (with the kids) - she's a mother to twins - and the most recent is Caroline's first novel, Ghost Child. She currently works as a senior writer and columinst with The Australian.

Which five words best describe you? Mum-of-twins, Bob Dylan-obsessive.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Learning to listen.
What’s been your best decision? Pushing ahead for that 10th attempt on IVF.
Who inspires you? Children.
What are you passionate about? Our new puppy.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Don’t apply fake tan on the eve of your wedding. Also, hair extensions never look real.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Living: Bob Dylan. Dead: William Shakespeare.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? I wish I could have had six children. I’m still hoping for another miracle.
What are you reading? Recipe books.

images courtesy of caroline overington and random house


Jane said...

Hi there - lovely little interview. I love Caroline Overington she is a top notch journalist. I will have to check out her novel. xoxo

beachvintage.com said...

Had to chuckle at the fake tan before your wedding day line, I can just imagine it in my mind. Funny.

Natalie Walton said...

Hi Beach Vintage, Yes, Caroline is much funnier than you'd expect a Walkley award-winning journalist to be!

Natalie Walton said...

Jane - yes, I'm looking forward to it too. Especially as I enjoyed her Only In New York book so much.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

love caroline overington - i used to look forward to her weekly column from nyc. but the comment i loved best here was her best decision, brought tears to my eyes - really! shows the kind of girl she is doesn't it? i'm not sure i could go through 10 courses of ivf. yay for the twins!!!!

Annika said...

Hi I went out and bought the book after reading your post - have finished it and it was a fantastic read. Thank you


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