Congratulations to Jean Taylor on the publication of her latest book Lesbians Ignite. Come and celebrate the launch on Saturday 19th November, details here: lesbiansignite. The following is an edited bio from Dyke Books:

“Born in Melbourne Australia in 1944, Jean Taylor was subsequently raised in country Victoria on a dried fruits vineyard in Mildura South. …While working at La Trobe Uni Jean started writing short stories for the student newspaper Rabelais under the pseudonym of Emily George, 1975 – 1976, and continued to use Emily George for all the books she published starting with the poetry book Emily George in 1976, a book of short stories Woman in 1978, both now out of print, and all the subsequent books including those under the imprint of Dykebooks including The Journey in 1991, also out of print.

Jean’s latest books are Brazen Hussies: A Herstory of Radical Activism in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Victoria 1970 – 1979 (2009) and Stroppy Dykes: Radical Lesbian Feminist Activism in Victoria During the 1980s (2012).” … Lesbian’s Ignite is the third book of the trilogy documenting radical lesbian feminist activism and the Women’s Liberation Movement.