Francesca is an associate professor at RMIT University. She is co-founder and co-director of the non/fictionLab research group and WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange). She has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, was a recipient of an International Nonfiction Writers Fellowship to the University of Iowa, and was showcased in the Outstanding Field at Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Francesca is an award-winning writer of essays, memoir and fiction. Her books include the critcially acclaimed memoir-cum-novel Bite Your Tongue (Spinifex Press), shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Literary Award, the prize winning novel Imago (Spinifex Press), and the co-edited anthology The Near and The Far (Scribe Publications).
Her short fictions, photo-essays, reviews and poetry for the page and wall, have been anthologised and published in national and international literary journals and magazines, including Best Australian Science Writing (New South), Between Us (Pan Macmillan), The Essay Review (Iowa), TEXT, Overland Literary Journal, Rabbit, Killing the Buddha (USA), Queensland Historical Atlas, Life Writing and New Writing (Taylor & Francis). Her artwork is in the State Library of Queensland.