Caroline Overington





Caroline Overington


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Caroline Overington is an Australian author and journalist.

She has worked for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is is currently a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine.

Caroline is a two-time winner of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She won her first Walkley for a series of articles about a literary fraud, and her second for a series about the AWB oil for food scandal.

She is also a winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch prize for excellence in Journalism; and of the Blake Dawson Prize.

Caroline has published five books. Her first, Only in New York, was about working as a foreign correspondent in Manhattan.

Her second, Kickback, was about the UN oil for food scandal. It won the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Li
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Average rating: 3.67 · 2,975 ratings · 531 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
I Came to Say Goodbye

3.83 avg rating — 907 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Matilda Is Missing

3.70 avg rating — 457 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Ghost Child

3.73 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Sisters Of Mercy

3.55 avg rating — 397 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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No Place Like Home

3.77 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Can You Keep a Secret?

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Last Woman Hanged

3.59 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Only In New York: How I Too...

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Passage

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Kickback: Inside the Austra...

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“I said to the social worker "Would you stop me from having a child of my own?" Of course, they wouldn't have been able to do that. I could well have had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that. Anybody can have their own child. Doesn't matter if they are drug abusers or prostitutes or paedophiles, but when you want to adopt they put you through hoops, like infertility makes you less capable of being a parent.”
Caroline Overington, Ghost Child

“I see that both her parents are here. I'm pleased that they are, because I'd like to take the opportunity, early in what I fear will be a long and bitter battle, to tell them what I think of what they're doing to their child. I'm not spearking here about their fight for custody of her. I'm speaking here about their decision to get divorced. Let's not fool ourselves about what divorce is. Divorice is a failure of parenting. It does more damage to children than just About anything else that might happen to them in the years before they become adults. It takes from them the only things they hold dear. It breaks up their home. It destroys their sense of family. It removes them from the comfort of having one bed, in one safe, secure, familiar house, where they go to sleep every night of the week. It fills them with sadness and, probably, guilt. They can't help but think that they must somehow be to blame. It sets them up for a world in which nothing is certain and nobody can be trusted.”
Caroline Overington, Matilda Is Missing

“Obviously, children die every day, and it is surely conceivable to every one of us that one of our children will pre-decease us. Nevertheless, it is the thing we most fear. It is the thing we in modern medicine devote our greatest energy toward preventing. In modern times, it still seems to most of us that the death of a child is a gross violation of the pact we have with our God. He gives us children. We should, therefore, be allowed to raise them. That is the natural order of the world.”
Caroline Overington, Ghost Child

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