Emma Jane

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

She once wrote 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]


  • Deadset, Vintage, 1997, ISBN 978-0-09-183441-8
  • Babewatch, Hodder Headline, 1998, ISBN 978-0-7336-0954-1
  • Evidence, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2002, ISBN 978-0-7322-7396-5
  • Something about Mary: From Girl about Town to Crown Princess, Pluto Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1-86403-273-4
  • Bali: paradise lost?, Pluto Press Australia, 2006, ISBN 978-1-86403-353-3
  • Attack of the Fifty-Foot Hormones: Your One-Stop Survival Guide to Staying Sane During Pregnancy, HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7322-8672-9


  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. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  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. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.

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