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Francesca Rendle-Short

Francesca Rendle-Short grew up in Queensland and now lives in Melbourne. She is the author of Bite Your Tongue (2011) and Imago (1996), both published by Spinifex Press. She has worked variously as a radio producer, teacher, editor, freelance writer, and arts journalist. Francesca has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is currently the Program Director of Creative Writing at RMIT.

Francesca Rendle-Short reviews 'The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley' by Susan Swingler

May 2012, no. 341 24 April 2012
‘Everything should not be told, it is better to keep some things to yourself.’ So begins Susan Swingler’s The House of Fiction with this quote from much-loved Australian novelist Elizabeth Jolley as an epigraph. And what a loaded beginning it is, too, given the subject matter of this memoir: the discovery by Swingler of the fraudulent and secret double life her father Leonard Jolley led with ... (read more)