MaiaGrazing Book Club: Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming

Watch author of ‘Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming’, Gabrielle Chan on our next Book Club

In our second Book Club, we are featuring Gabrielle Chan, author of ‘Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up’ (September 2018) and ‘Why You Should Give A F*ck About Farming‘ (August 2021) in a candid conversation with MaiaGrazing co-founder, Bart Davidson.

Together, they discussed the inspiration behind the book and why farmers and non-farmers should get behind its message. Gabrielle shared her perspective behind regenerative agriculture, how it’s impacted her, and what’s next in her literary journey.

MaiaGrazing Book Club: Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming by Gabrielle Chan

About Gabrielle Chan

Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years, working across News Ltd, the ABC and Guardian Australia. She has covered politics for both The Australian and the Guardian and her essays have been published in Meanjin and Griffith Review. Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up (Penguin, 2018) was shortlisted for both the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2019 Walkley book prize.

Gabrielle’s most recent book is Why You Should Give a F**k About Farming (Penguin 2021). She examines how farmers find themselves at the intersection of the biggest global issues including climate change, geopolitical tensions, soil loss, corporate power, water shortages and food security and in the process follows the thread between farmer and eater to consider the solutions.

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