Language shapes consciousness and from consciousness, our world is shaped." - Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Vogue
Antonella Gambotto-Burke is a critic, journalist and novelist. She is the author of The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide (2003), Mouth (2013) and Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution (2015). She also contributes to a raft of international newspapers and magazines, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Australian, The South China Morning Post and The Mail on Sunday.
Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution, Gambotto-Burke's book on her experience of marriage, motherhood and our cultural capacity for attachment, was described by child psychologist Dr. John Irvine as being to motherhood what Germaine Greer was to womanhood. "Antonella's book is a seminal piece that draws a line in the sand on what motherhood should be all about," he noted. "It is a statement that has the potential to realign motherhood, and is so intelligently written." KJS Anand, Professor of Pediatrics, Neurobiology and Anesthesiology and the recipient of the 2009 Nils Rosen von Rosenstein Award, simply described Mama as "undeniably the most important book of the twenty-first century."
Her work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been published in numerous anthologies.
A dual Italian/Australian citizen, Gambotto-Burke has a nine-year-old daughter.