Clem Bastow is an award-winning cultural critic whose work appears regularly in The Saturday Paper, Fairfax newspapers and The Guardian. She has written about film and television for journals including The Lifted Brow and Kill Your Darlings, and books including Investigating Stranger Things (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), ReFocus: The Films Of Elaine May (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and Copyfight (NewSouth Publishing, 2015). She co-wrote and co-presented the 2017 ABC podcast Behind The Belt, a documentary deep dive into professional wrestling. Based in Melbourne, she holds a Master of Screenwriting from VCA, and teaches screenwriting at University of Melbourne. Clem is currently undertaking a PhD in action cinema and screenwriting at RMIT University.
'Sharp, perceptive and alive to the many ways of being in the world, Late Bloomer sheds light on the wild and wonderful colours on the spectrum that are, all too often, invisible to or misread by the neurotypical eye.' - Kerryn Goldsworthy and Fiona Capp, The Age Late Bloomer authentically illustrates the importance of understanding our autistic identity and loving who we truly are. Clem's clever and heartfelt storytelling walks us gently through the journey she has taken since her life-changing diagnosis. An important read for every parent, teacher, therapist, or individual wanting to learn more from the #actuallyautistic community. -- Katie Koullas, CEO of Yellow Ladybugs 'Sharp, perceptive and alive to the many ways of being in the world, Late Bloomer sheds light on the wild and wonderful colours on the spectrum that are, all too often, invisible to or misread by the neurotypical eye.' -- Kerryn Goldsworthy and Fiona Capp * The Age *