Gabbie Stroud

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Gabbie Stroud is a freelance writer and novelist.

Her book about her experiences in the education system, Teacher (Allen & Unwin), was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the ABIA Awards in 2019.

Dear Parents was published by Allen & Unwin in 2020.


In an unguarded moment

EssayIT’S EARLY ON a Friday and the usual morning hustle of a school day is playing out in my kitchen. Olivia, ten, is dressed and breakfasted. She’s adding to lunchboxes: chopping up fruit, tossing in chips, searching for lids....

Teaching Australia

MemoirSARAN IS SIX. His family is new to our small, rural town. He is embarrassed when I ask him about the Hindi he speaks at home. At the parent–teacher interview, Saran’s mother nods while I speak, nods again as...

Compulsory wellbeing

EssaySUCH GREAT PAY and all those holidays. Plus you only work from nine ’til three…is often the response a teacher receives when they say what they do for a living. It hurts, but we generally don’t defend ourselves. That’s...

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