Bite Your Tongue
By Francesca Rendle-Short
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Bite Your Tongue is the story of a teenage girl growing up in Premier Joh Bjelke-PetersenOs 1970's conservative Queensland, the daughter of a morals crusader. It is also the story
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Bite Your Tongue
2 May 2012
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...Rendle-Short effectively embraces the hybrid nature of this work, and the transitions between the two narratives are seamless. It is a fascinating and horrifying time in Australian history, brought...
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Author Biography

Francesca Rendle-Short grew up in Queensland, the fifth of six children. She has worked variously as a radio producer, teacher, editor, freelance writer and arts journalist. She is a novelist, author of Bite Your Tongue (Spinifex Press), Imago (Spinifex Press), and Big Sister (Redress Novellas). Her short fictions, photo-essays, exhibition text, and poetry for the page and for the wall, have been published in literary journals and magazines, online and in exhibitions. Francesca has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is the Program Director of Creative Writing at RMIT. She lives in Melbourne.