Radio interviews

‘There’s nothing factual about memory’: Books and Arts Daily, ABC RN Francesca appeared on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily with Michael Cathcart. The occasion was an interview with Kate Evans from Radio National’s Book+ program in a salon at Avid Reader in West End, Brisbane on Friday 10 May 2013. She was talking about her book…

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference

Margo Lanagan delivers a terrific blog post on the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August this year. And here is the recording of the event itself: Style versus Content with Kirsty Gunn and Margo Lanagan

Bookshop and library readings

Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City Francesca read from her essay ‘My father’s body’ in The Best Australian Science Essays (published November 2013) and excerpts from Bite Your Tongue at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City on 23rd October 2013. It was a great success, the audience so attentive. It was broadcast ‘Live from Prairie Lights’…

Bite Your Tongue shortlisting

Bite Your Tongue has been shortlisted for the 2012 Colin Roderick Award. The Colin Roderick award is presented annually by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University and recognises ‘the best book in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian The judges, Professor Donat Gallagher, Professor Peter Pierce, and Associate Professor Stephen…

Snippet 9: Body to body

Merlinda Bobis (author of Fish-Hair Woman) and Francesca Rendle-Short (author of Bite Your Tongue) spoke at a joint event hosted by the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Creative Arts as part of its Writer on Writing Series. Hair, Tongue and History: Writing and Reading the Body Monday 26th March, 4.30-6.30pm, Theatrette, Wollongong City Library, 41…

Snippet 2: Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson and Bite Your Tongue mention……in Sophie Cunningham’s review of Jeanette Winterson’s new autobiography Why be happy when you could be normal? (Age Saturday 5 November): ‘Mrs Winterson finds these and other books [English Literature A to Z] under Jeanette’s mattress and burns them – this not the first moment in which this memoir…