Francesca Rendle-Short is a prize-winning writer of fiction, nonfiction, essays and poetry. She is the author of the novel, Imago and the novella, Big Sister.Imago was published in Germany in translation and was a joint winner of the ACT Book of the Year (1997). Her short fiction, photo-essays, exhibition text, and poetry for the page and the wall, have been published in literary journals and magazines, online and in exhibitions. She has worked in the media as an editor, writer and producer in radio and print, as well as with a range of small and large cultural and arts institutions. She has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is the Program Director of Creative Writing at RMIT University. She lives in Melbourne.