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Vanessa Russell


Vanessa Russell used to read the entire Bible once a year including the New Testament twice. Now she doesn’t. Her memoir, My Abduction Holiday, is forthcoming from Hardie Grant, and her debut novel, Holy Bible is out with Sleepers in 2013.

She has a PhD from University of Melbourne on the topic: ‘Losing My Religion: Studies in Deconversion’. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Island and Harpur Palate, among other places, and

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