Dr Leslie Cannold is an author, teacher, ethicist and commentator. Her book What, No Baby?, made the Australian Financial Review’s top 101 books list, and her first novel, The Book of Rachael, which was published in Australia, the United States and the UK has been reprinted twice by Text Publishing in Australia.
Leslie is often noted as one of Australia’s leading thinkers. She has been listed alongside Professor Peter Singer, Professor Gustav Nossal and Inga Clendinnen as one of Australia’s top 20 public intellectuals, and named in 2012 among Australia’s top ten most influential thinkers. In 2011 she was named Australian Humanist of the Year.
Leslie has appeared on Q & A, The Drum, Weekend Sunrise and The Project. She was the educational and then ethics columnist for The Age and The Sydney Sun-Herald and her opinions still appear in the Fairfax Press and also on The Drum.
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