Karen has been Europe Correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, writing news and features on political, economic and social issues. She has also been Law and Justice Editor of The Age, for which she won Legal Reporter of the Year, Best Report in Print and Best Online Report in the Supreme Court awards. She edited the weekend news features section of The Age for two years and also led the paper’s coverage of the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission. She has written two award-winning books. Worst of Days: Inside the Black Saturday Firestorm, won the $10,000 Colin Roderick award for the best non-fiction book published in Australia, and Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage, won two Davitt Awards for its analysis of the law’s response to the killing of a woman by her husband.