Francesca Rendle-Short

Francesca Rendle-Short is a writer of essays, memoir and fiction. Her latest book is the critcially acclaimed memoir-cum-novel Bite Your Tongue (Spinifex Press), shortlisted for the 2012 Colin Roderick Literary Award. Her short fictions, photo-essays, reviews and poetry for the page and wall, have been anthologised and published in literary journals and magazines, including Best Australian Science Writing (New South), Between Us (Pan Macmillan), The Essay Review, TEXT, Overland Literary Journal, Rabbit and Killing the Buddha.

Francesca is an associate professor at RMIT University. She is co-director of non/fictionLab and co-director of WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange). She has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and was a recipient of an International Writers Fellowship from the University of Iowa.