About bookish girl

Bookish girl, aka Dr Jane Gleeson-White, is a writer passionate about literature, the natural world and economics. She is the author of SIX CAPITALS: The revolution capitalism has to have—or can accountants save the planet? SIX CAPITALS was shortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ’s best Finance and Economics Book published in North America in 2015.

It’s the sequel to her 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.

Jane has spoken in the USA, Europe and Australia about literature, economics and accounting, especially about the relationship between economics, accounting and the natural world.

She is also the author of AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS and CLASSICS. Her writing and reviews have appeared in Wired magazine, the Guardian, AustralianSydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Overland, WellBeing and Good Reading Magazine. From 2010 to 2012 Jane was the fiction editor of Overland magazine, and she wrote a book blog at bookishgirl.com.au from 2010 to 2016

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