Ashcroft, W. D. “The Language of Music: Helen Garner’s The Children’s Bach.” Australian Literary Studies 14 (October, 1990). Examines the gender-related linking of power, language, and music in Garner’s novel.
Brophy, Kevin. “Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip: The Construction of an Author and Her Work.” Australian Literary Studies 15 (October, 1992). Discusses the early stages of Garner’s career.
Clower, John. “The Anarchistic Craft of The Children’s Bach.” Australian and New Zealand Studies in Canada 3 (Fall, 1991). Discusses that novel as representing a pivotal place in Garner’s career.
Colebrook, Claire. “Sensual Angels and Exteriority: Helen Garner’s Cosmo Cosmolino.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 29, no. 1 (1994). A close analysis of Garner’s novel, focusing on the imagery of the angel.
Curthoys, Jean. “Do Men and Women Live in the Same World?” Quadrant 42 (April, 1998). Discusses The First Stone in a review of academic feminism.
Mansfield, Nicholas. “A Pleasant, Meaningless Discord: Helen Garner’s The Children’s Bach.” Westerly 36 (June, 1991). Discusses that novel as representing a pivotal place in Garner’s career.
Wertheim, Albert. “Garner Takes on Controversy.” Antipodes 9 (December, 1995). A discussion of The First Stone sympathetic to the author’s point of view.
Wilele, William H., et al., eds. The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Has a lengthy essay on Garner’s career and work.