Working with Words: Vanessa Russell

Vanessa Russell’s first book, The Holy Bible, was published by Sleepers this month - and she was a guest at this week’s Debut Mondays. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Island, the Sleepers Almanac and Harpur Palate, among other places. She’s also working on a memoir, Hagued, to be published by Hardie Grant in 2014.

We talked to Vanessa about needing her internet connection confiscated, the worst writing advice she’s received (the family maxim ‘never write anything down’) and how Anna Karenina dramatically influenced her first novel.

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