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Wendy Harmer


In a career spanning four decades, Wendy has found success as a journalist, columnist, radio broadcaster, TV host, author, playwright and comic performer. In the 80s, Wendy forged a career in comedy at Edinburgh Festival, London’s West End and on stages in Ireland, the US and all over Australia. She was a pioneer for women in media as MC of ABC TV’s The Big Gig and as the headliner in radio on 2Day FM’s Morning Crew. She holds a Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Macquarie University and is the author of some 30 fiction books for children, teens and women. She has also written plays, an opera libretto and has been a prolific columnist for many magazines and newspapers, most notably as Editor in Chief of her own site for women, The Hoopla.