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1 ‘I Started Dry Retching’: The Harrowing World of a Trauma Cleaner Sarah Krasnostein , Lou Heinrich (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 September 2017;

'Dorothy’s front door wouldn’t open. So they took it off its hinges.

'[We] were confronted immediately by a wall of garbage, decades upon decades of accumulated detritus,” says Sarah Krasnostein, author of The Trauma Cleaner. Dorothy’s impenetrable house was in a wealthy suburb, not far from a cafe that made raw almond milk. Krasnostein had arrived there with Sandra Pankhurst, the 63-year-old owner and operator of Specialised Trauma Cleaning Services.' (Introduction)

1 Hope Emerges from Detritus of Broken Lives Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14 October 2017; (p. 22)

'Sandra Pankhurst is no ordinary cleaner. The subject of Sarah Krasnostein’s biography, The Trauma Cleaner, this Melbourne businesswoman is one of the most extraordinary characters you will ever find in a work of non-fiction. Pankhurst’s company, Specialised Trauma Cleaners, deals with crime scenes, “unattended deaths” and hoarders’ houses. Staff in white plastic suits rip up sewage-drenched carpet, wipe bloodstains from walls, and dispose of decades of rubbish.' (Introduction)

1 Growing up Is Hard to Do, or so It Seems Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 June 2017; (p. 19)
'‘‘Adult’’ is now a verb. Internet cartoons and listicles prove it’s acceptable for people in their 20s to admit that ‘‘adulting is hard’’. We live with our parents longer, have babies later; we are perpetual adolescents who can’t cook dinner and instead order Uber Eats and post it on Instagram. We spend disposable income on fancy coffees and expensive brunch, which why we can’t afford property. If only we had the perseverance of our baby-boomer parents.' (Introduction)
1 Anna Spargo-Ryan on The Gulf and Domestic Violence : ‘Any Woman Can Find Herself There’ Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 June 2017;
'Anna Spargo-Ryan’s debut novel, The Paper House, was an honest look at mental illness and grief – but it came at a cost. “[The book] was about a nervous breakdown and, when I finished writing it, I essentially had a nervous breakdown,” she says.' (Introduction)
1 Jackie French : 'To Be a Woman in Power Now, You Need to Be Better Than Men' Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 April 2017;

'The prolific Australian author talks about her new novel, Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies, and writing women into history.'

1 'Alcohol Was There, Always' : Elspeth Muir on Her Brother's Death and Australia's Drinking Culture Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 20 June 2016;
'After her 21-year-old brother jumped drunk into a river and drowned, the Brisbane writer reflects on a destructive force that Australia isn’t talking about.'
1 Truth on Trial Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 24 2016; (p. 141-149)
'How recent Australian true-crime books have rejected male authority in court narratives and explored 'truth' through feelings.' (141)
1 Jessie Cole : Deeper Water Lou Heinrich , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2014;

— Review of Deeper Water Jessie Cole , 2014 single work novel
1 Maxine Beneba Clarke : Foreign Soil Lou Heinrich , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , July 2014;

— Review of Foreign Soil Maxine Beneba Clarke , 2014 selected work short story
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