Bewildering Stories biography
I’m an editor by trade, but like to squeeze in time for my own writing whenever I can.
Born and raised in Italy, I lived in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 1990. I hold an MA in Bibliography and Textual Criticism and worked in book publishing in London (Collins, Heinemann, Routledge) and Sydney (Harcourt Brace, Cambridge University Press, State Library of NSW). In 2015, I set up my own imprint, Black Quill Press, to provide editorial services to assist independent writers.
A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Editors, I am proud to have been short-listed for the inaugural Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Prize, 2017, for my research and editing of my late mother’s novel Jerome & His Women about the controversial Saint Jerome.
My short stories have been published by Papyrus Publishing and Bewildering Stories). My poetry has been published in literary magazines: New Reader Magazine, Other Terrain Journal, Down in the Dirt, Literary Yard, Pink Cover Zine and Backstory, and in the ACU Poetry Prize 2018 chapbook anthology Empathy in which one of my poems was commended. My poetry has also been shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize in 2018 and received a special mention in the Pangolin Poetry Prize, also in 2018.
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