Tolerton, Jane

Tolerton, Jane

In Brief

Jane Tolerton is a biographer, journalist and educator. Her published books range in subject matter from a biography of Ettie Rout, to a book documenting the experiences of soldiers of World War I, and another focused on women of the swinging sixties. Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout (1992) won the New Zealand Book Award for non-fiction in 1993. Tolerton’s journalism awards include the Dulux News Award and the Crown Prize for Historical Journalism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tolerton, Jane (1957 - ) is a writer, journalist and historian whose books range in subject matter from the soldiers of the Great War to the chicks of the swinging sixties.

Jane Tolerton has a BA in history and American studies and a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury. She has won a number of journalism awards including the Dulux News Award and the Crown Prize for Historical Journalism, and was Writer in Residence at Victoria University in 1996. In 1993, Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout (1992), won the New Zealand Book Award for Non-Fiction.

With Nicholas Boyack, Tolerton edited the oral history In the Shadow of War; New Zealand Soldiers Talk about World War One and Their Lives (1990). She has also edited Convent Girls (1994), in which New Zealand women talk about their experiences of growing up as Catholics, and 60s Chicks Hit the Nineties (1996).

Jane Tolerton was the 1996 Victoria University Writers' Fellow.

Updated January 2017.