See What You Made Me Do

By Jess Hill Black Inc


Jess Hill

Judges' report


Jess Hill’s four-year investigation of the parlous numbers of domestic abuse in Australia is ground-breaking. She has ignited a nationwide debate on the causes and solutions to a devastating problem, garnering significant media attention.

See What You Made Me Do looks at the issue from multiple perspectives, including those of the largely male perpetrators and asks the government to rethink and reframe the measures which have so far failed Australian women. It is a sensitive read, which—whilst confronting—is compelling and hopeful.

Further reading


Reviews

‘It is Hill’s capacity to keep broad political structures and the minutiae of personal experience and emotion in her sights at all times that makes this such a unique and powerful contribution to a field of literature which, to our shame, is still only just emerging.’ Alecia Simmonds, Sydney Review of Books.

Links

Read the 2020 Stella Prize Announcement Broadcast report in The Guardian.

Listen to Jess Hill in conversation with Sally Warhaft in The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Idea’s Fifth Estate: Family Violence Emergency.

Read a short interview with Jess Hill for a favourite line of her book See What You Made Me Do.