An Australian writer and communist activist. She was a renowned novelist and author, writing several prominent fiction novels. She was associated with several far left groups, most notably the Communist Party and often wrote books on Bolshevism.
Later in life she moved closer to the right as a supporter of fascism. She became one of the most prominent figures in the Australia First Movement, which advocated an alliance with Imperial Japan and a corporatist economy.
She died in 1985.