Jane is a Melbourne writer specialising in literary journalism. She writes a weekly column, Turning Pages, for The Age and also contributes features on books and writing. Her first novel, The White Star, was published by Penguin in 2000, and the manuscript of her latest novel, Little People, was shortlisted for the 2010 inaugural CAL Scribe Fiction Prize. Jane has been visiting Varuna since she won an inaugural New Writers’ Fellowship in 1995. She worked with fiction mentor Amanda Lohrey on a residential program in 2000 and came up for a Professional Development residency in 2008. Every visit leaves her a lot more relaxed and her writing a lot better. Jane's novel Little People was published by Scribe in 2011.