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Robyn Friend
The Butterfly Stalker

Controversy from a chronicler of history and injustice
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Robyn Friend was born in Melbourne in 1942 and now lives in Tasmania where she teaches creative writing and works as a community oral historian. In 2002, Friend spent time in India as part of a writer’s residency funded by Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council. Friend has written in the genres of biography and oral history, reviews, essays and poetry. Her books include the controversial Eva (1985), Fancy Seeing You Here (1989), We Who Are Not Here – Aboriginal people of the Huon and Channel Today (1992) and numerous short stories, articles and reviews. She has two sons and a ginger cat called Lil. The Butterfly Stalker is her second novel and was published in 2003.

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