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Helen Hayward

Helen Hayward is a freelance writer living in Hobart. She taught in universities and trained in psychotherapy in the UK, leading to her first book Never Marry a Girl With a Dead Father. Her most recent work includes The School of Life website, Food As Therapy, For the Love of Food: Stories and recipes from extraordinary Tasmanians, and her memoir of family life, A Slow ChildhoodHomework, her current project, based on 50 interviews, is about the value of domestic life.


This Writer's Books

A Slow Childhood

A Slow Childhood

If you’ve ever struggled to balance a desire for personal fulfilment with a yearning to the best parent you can be, Helen Hayward’s journey will resonate with you. Part-memoir, part-existential musings, part-guidebook, A Slow Childhood is based on the former academic and psychotherapist’s personal experience of transitioning from a life focused on career to a life focused on family.