About Jane

Jane Sullivan is an author and literary journalist who loves books and has always written about them.


Jane was born in England to Australian parents, came to live in Melbourne in 1979 and worked at The Age as a reporter, feature writer and editor of various sections, including the books pages. She won the inaugural Australian Human Rights award for journalism.

At present she contributes to The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, writing features and a Saturday column, ‘Turning Pages’, about books and writing.

She has also written for Griffith Review, Meanjin and Australian Book Review and has reviewed books for ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program.

Murder in Punch Lane is Jane’s fourth book. She has previously published two novels – The White Star (Penguin Australia, 2000) and Little People (Scribe, 2011) – and the nonfiction work Storytime (Ventura Press, 2019).

Photo credit: Stephen Derritt