Karen Brooks
About the author

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks is the author of fourteen books - historical fiction, historical fantasy, YA fantasy, and one non-fiction. She was an academic for over 20 years, a newspaper columnist and social commentator. She has a Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies and has published internationally on all things popular culture, education and social psychology. An award-winning teacher, she's taught throughout Australia and in The Netherlands and keynoted at many education conferences. Nowadays, she finds greatest contentment studying history and writing, and helping her husband in his Brewstillery, Captain Bligh's.She shares a beautiful stone house in Hobart, Tasmania, built in 1868, with her husband, adorable dogs and cats, and shelves brimming with books.

Books by Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks Articles

A Wild and Witty Retelling: Read Our Review of The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

Review | Our Review

15 December 2021

A Wild and Witty Retelling: Read Our Review of The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

    Podcast: Karen Brooks on Challenging the Male Perspective of History

    Podcast

    26 August 2021

    Podcast: Karen Brooks on Challenging the Male Perspective of History

      Live Book Event: Karen Brooks, Author of The Good Wife of Bath

      News | Events & Festivals

      19 July 2021

      Live Book Event: Karen Brooks, Author of The Good Wife of Bath

        A Clever and Funny Reimagining: Read an Extract from The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

        Review | Extract

        12 July 2021

        A Clever and Funny Reimagining: Read an Extract from The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

          Your Preview Verdict: The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

          Review | Preview

          5 July 2021

          Your Preview Verdict: The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks

            The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

            Review | Author Related

            3 March 2020

            The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

              The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

              Review | Extract

              3 March 2020

              The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

                The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

                Review | Our Review

                3 March 2020

                The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

                  Telling Female Stories: Karen Brooks on writing The Chocolate Maker's Wife

                  News

                  27 February 2019

                  Telling Female Stories: Karen Brooks on writing The Chocolate Maker's Wife

                    Writing Women Back Into History: Read an extract from The Chocolate Maker's Wife by Karen Brooks

                    News

                    22 February 2019

                    Writing Women Back Into History: Read an extract from The Chocolate Maker's Wife by Karen Brooks