Emma Jane

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Emma Jane (born November 1969), previously known as Emma Tom,[1] is an Australian media commentator.

She writes a weekly column for The Australian[2] newspaper and also makes regular appearances on Australian television and radio.[3] She received an Edna Ryan Award in 2001 for humour.

She has written six books including Deadset, a first novel which won the 1998 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book for South East Asia and the South Pacific.[4]

She has sung and played bass in Australian rock bands The Titanics (with her then-husband David McCormack) and 16dd,[5] and has completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales' Journalism and Media Research Centre (JMRC).[6][full citation needed]



  1. ^ Emma Jane (2010-10-02). "Three men in a pre-feminist time warp". The Australian. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Emma Tom – Saxton Speakers Bureau". Saxton.com.au. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  4. ^ Tom, Emma (2010-03-24). "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hormones by Emma Tom". Harpercollins.com.au. Retrieved 2011-06-08. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Rock their jocks off", The Sydney Morning Herald (10 February 2006)
  6. ^ "Journalism and Media Research Centre (JMRC) : UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences". Jmrc.arts.unsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 

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