Nicola Redhouse discusses Unlike the Heart – her powerful and vital account of postnatal anxiety. In an attempt to make sense of her own struggle, Nicola blends her personal experience with rigorous analysis of the human mind across the domains of philosophy, science and literature. Helen Garner has called the result “resolute, intelligent and endlessly interesting.” Join Nicola as she considers how we might begin to better understand our brains in light of her groundbreaking work.

Nicola Redhouse (Australian)

Nicola Redhouse

Nicola Redhouse is the Melbourne-based author of Unlike the Heart: a memoir of brain and mind. Her essays and journalism appear in The Monthly, The Australian, Island, Women’s Agenda and the anthology Rebellious Daughters; and her fiction has appeared in Best Australian Stories, The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Meanjin and Kill Your Darlings. She teaches creative writing sessionally at RMIT and has worked as a book editor since 2005.