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Scribe is pleased to share that two of our books, Legitimate Sexpectations by Katrina Marson and Bulldozed by Niki Savva, have been shortlisted for this year’s ACT Book of the Year Award. This award celebrates outstanding literary talent in the ACT and the valuable contribution that it makes to Canberra’s cultural life.
The judges have described Legitimate Sexpectations as ‘a courageous and well researched book driven by a resolute mission to provoke an important public discussion and to inspire reform in sex education in Australia,’ and Bulldozed as ‘a courageous and well researched book driven by a resolute mission to provoke an important public discussion and to inspire reform in sex education in Australia.’
Congratulations to both Katrina and Niki!
Katrina Marson has been researching the protective power of sex-ed to prevent sexual violence and safeguard sexual wellbeing for a decade. She has been a criminal lawyer since 2013, primarily in the areas of family violence and sexual offences. On secondment for two years, Katrina led the implementation of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission's criminal justice recommendations in the ACT before returning to the ACT DPP as a senior prosecutor in the Sexual Offences Unit. She undertook a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 researching the implementation of relationships and sexuality education overseas. She is the lead researcher of primary prevention at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy and is the President of the Relationships and Sexuality Education Alliance in the ACT.
Niki Savva is one of the most senior correspondents in the Canberra Press Gallery. She was twice political correspondent for The Australian, and headed up the Canberra bureaus of both The Herald Sun and The Age. When family tragedy forced a career change, she became Peter Costello’s press secretary for six years and was then on John Howard’s staff for three. Her work has brought her into intimate contact with Australia’s major political players for more than 40 years. She is a regular columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and often appears on ABC TV’s Insiders.