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Mary O’Hara is an award winning writer, producer, journalist and author. She works across a range of publications and platforms including The Guardian. Mary is author of the best-selling book Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK (Policy Press, 2014) and The Shame Game: Overturning the toxic poverty narrative, (Policy Press, February 2020) and has been a contributor to numerous other books including The Violence of Austerity (Verso, 2018) and Council Skies (2019).

‘Being poor is not inevitable or due to personal flaws. I know, I’ve been there’


Published February 2020

Mary O'Hara

Journalist, Author, Producer

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