Jane Howard

Jane Howard is a Walkley award-winning journalist. She is currently deputy editor of arts and culture at The Conversation, a contributing editor at Kill Your Darlings where she focuses on podcast criticism, and deputy-chair of Writers SA. Jane is currently writing her first book.

As a freelance journalist and critic, Jane is a regular contributor to Guardian Australia, which she has written for across Australia and in Asia. She has had writing commissioned in England, Scotland, Canada, and the Czech Republic; been translated into multiple languages; and appeared in publications including RealTime, Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Crikey, Junkee, and The Stage.

Jane’s artistic work explores writing in collaborative digital spaces; and her research work has primarily looked at the status of women in the arts. Her report, ‘How Australia theatre rebalanced its gender disparity’, published by the ABC, won the Arts Journalism Prize at the 2019 Mid-Year Walkley Awards.