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Tom, Emma (1969 - )

Born
1969
Fairfield, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Journalist and Print Journalist
Website
http://www.emmatom.com.au/

Summary

Emma Tom was born in Victoria but grew up in Sydney and the northern New South Wales town of Lismore. After finishing high school, she worked as a cadet reporter for a Lismore newspaper, then moved to Sydney to work for the Sydney Morning Herald. After eight years at the Sydney Morning Herald she became a regular columnist for the Australian. Tom's columns focus on women's issues, particularly sexual issues, with language that tests the limits of a broadsheet's tolerance. This has led to criticism from other journalists, but, nevertheless, her journalism has attracted several awards.

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c. 1990 -
Career in journalism active

Sources used to compile this entry: AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource, 2002, http://www.austlit.edu.au/; Emma Toms, AustLit entry - 2002, http://www.austlit.edu.au , [accessed 2007-12-04].

Nikki Henningham

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