Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish
Jenny Valentish is a journalist and novelist. Her first nonfiction book, Woman of Substances, was recently published by Black Inc.

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Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona


The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

An image from Mofo 2018

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister


A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

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Pharos at Mona: a labyrinth of sensory delights


The Hobart museum’s new wing will mess with your senses, in the most wonderful way

2023: A Trilogy


The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF) redefine the book launch

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Amy Winehouse, behind the beehive


An exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia pieces together missing components of the late singer’s identity

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In search of the ecstatic at Supersense


Sophia Brous assembled another magnificently eclectic program for her festival’s second outing

Dark enlightenment


Hobart’s Dark Mofo is an illuminating reflection on myth, ritual, sex and death

One step beyond


What would it take to modernise Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Cat Marnell’s ‘How To Murder Your Life’ is an addiction memoir with a difference