What do German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg and Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe have in common? According to academic and author Jacqueline Rose, they are women in ‘dark times’ with the courage to bring the unspeakable to light. She talks to ABC RN’s Sarah Kanowski about her visionary book Women in Dark Times, which ranges across the last century and into today’s reality, arguing vigorously that the work of feminism is far from done. 

Sarah Kanowski (Australian)

Sarah Kanowski

Sarah Kanowski hosts Conversations on ABC Radio and podcast, alongside Richard Fidler. She previously presented Books and Arts on ABC RN and was a producer on Late Night Live. Sarah won a Commonwealth Scholarship to study English at the University of Oxford, where she wrote a thesis on the Mosley family. She volunteered in Israel and South America, before moving to Hobart to edit the literary magazine Island. She now lives in Brisbane with her family and badly behaved chooks.