Jess White

Participates in 1 Session

Jessica White lost most of her hearing from meningitis at age 4. An avid reader and writer, she journeyed from her country school of 100 pupils to publishing her first novel at age 29, before graduating with a PhD from the University of London.

Her first novel, A Curious Intimacy (2007) won a Sydney Morning HeraldBest Young Novelist award, was shortlisted for the Western Australia Premier's award and the Dobbie award, and longlisted for the international IMPAC award. Her second novel, Entitlement, was published in 2012. Her memoir, Hearing Maud, will be released in July 2019.

Jess will be joining the Diversity Debate Sunday from 8.45am - 9.45 am.

Jessica can be found at

Sessions in which Jess White participates

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: AEDT/Melbourne
8:45 AM
8:45 AM