About Jane

Jane Gleeson-White is a writer with degrees in economics and literature. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed prize-winning DOUBLE ENTRY, a history of accounting from around 7,000 BC to the 2008 financial crash and the environmental crisis. At the heart of the story is the life of the remarkable Renaissance monk and mathematician Luca Pacioli, father of accounting and constant companion of Leonardo da Vinci.

DOUBLE ENTRY won the 2012 ‘Nib’ Waverley Library Award for Literature and was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards 2013, the Age Book of the Year 2012 and the Queensland Literary Awards 2012. DOUBLE ENTRY was published in Australia in 2011 and in the UK and North America in 2012. It is forthcoming in Japan, China and Taiwan.

Jane’s previous two books are on literature: AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS and CLASSICS. She blogs about reading and writing books at bookishgirl.com.au.

Jane was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and worked in publishing in Australia and the UK for 15 years. She has edited fiction and non-fiction including Christos Tsiolkas’s internationally acclaimed prize-winning The Slap and Dead Europe, Luke Davies’ cult bestseller Candy and Meg Stewart’s prize-winning Far From a Still Life: Margaret Olley. From 2010 to 2012 Jane was the fiction editor of Overland magazine.

Her writing and reviews have appeared in Wired magazine, the Guardian, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Overland, WellBeing and Good Reading Magazine. She blogs at bloomberg.com and for overland.org.au. Jane is a sought after speaker about economics, accounting and literature. She holds a BA (Hons) and BEc from the University of Sydney and is a PhD candidate in creative writing and Australian literature at the University of New South Wales. Jane currently lives in Sydney, Australia.