Jean Bedford was born in Cambridge, England, in 1946 and came to Australia in 1947. She was brought up in Victoria and, after university, taught English as a second language, and worked as a journalist. She was literary editor o f the National Times from 1980 until recently when she resigned to take up the Stanford Writing Fellowship. A collection o f her short stories Country Girl Again was published in 1979 by Sisters. She lives with the writer Peter Corris and her three daughters in Coledale on the South Coast o f New South Wales. Mike Donaldson talks to her about her book Sister Kate, published recently by Penguin.
Recommended CitationBedford, Jean and Donaldson, Mike, Feminist perspectives - Jean Bedford interviewed, Australian Left Review, 1(82), 1982, 34-37.