Caroline De Costa

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Caroline de Costa is a professor at the School of Medicine at James Cook University, Cairns. In her clinical practice Caroline became deeply involved in improving outcomes for indigenous women in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology. Her publications include Hail Caesar, which was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards (Science Writing) in 2008 and a number of health books for women. She won the 2013 Prix de l’Academie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux and the 2014 Prix de l’Academie des Arts et des Lettres du Perigord for her publication co-authored with Francesca Miller, The Diva and Doctor God – letters from Sarah Bernhardt to Dr Samuel Pozzi. Double Madness is her first incursion in fiction and her debut crime novel.