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Ca­reer high­lights: My last two pro­mo­tions, the first to the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Syd­ney, while a res­i­dent of the Keesing Stu­dio in Paris, and my re­cent ap­point­ment to RMIT Univer­sity af­ter a writ­ing fel­low­ship to the Univer­sity of East Anglia. Travel seems to hold a spe­cial ca­reer magic. Ca­reer low­light: As a school­girl I worked part time in a pet shop and the owner locked me up with his car­pet snake. Favourite po­ets: Aus­tralians Ken­neth Slessor, A. D. Hope and Pam Brown. Read­ing for plea­sure: At the mo­ment, Orhan Pa­muk and Jose Sara­m­ago. Se­cret vice: My 1973 Peu­geot 504. Friends can’t work out why I love the old car, but all the other 504 driv­ers wave, which is nice.

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