Robyn Cadwallader

Robyn Cadwallader


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Robyn Cadwallader has spent much time and energy teaching creative writing and all kinds of English literature at university, with a special interest in medieval literature. She writes poems and short stories, and her novel The Anchoress won the Varuna LitLink NSW Byron Bay Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2010. Her PhD thesis about female virginity and agency, Three Methods for Reading the Thirteenth-Century Seinte Marherete, is a study of the story of St Margaret of Antioch, patron saint of childbirth, who was swallowed by a dragon and burst out its back, proclaiming herself a hero.

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The Anchoress

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Book of Colours

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We Are Better Than This

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“A few words from me won’t touch your grief, and nor should they. Tend your grief like hard ground, and wait. One day, something will grow; there won’t be an answer, but you will see you’ve found a way to live, and to live with death.”
Robyn Cadwallader, The Anchoress

“Disturbance only comes into the heart from something that has been seen or heard, tasted or smelled, and felt outwardly.”
Robyn Cadwallader, The Anchoress

“Anger, while it lasts, so blinds the heart that it is unable to discern the truth. It is a kind of enchanter, which can transform human nature. Anger is a shape-shifter, as stories tell us, for it strips people of their reason and totally changes their appearance, and transforms them from a human into the likeness of a beast.”
Robyn Cadwallader, The Anchoress: A Novel

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