We recently found out that Fairfield author Fran Cusworth has an essay in the latest issue of Best Australian Essays 2013. It is no small thing to get into these selections, so well done Fran!! It is about the death of her mother, who had suffered from dementia for eight years and how their family coped with the illness during that time. It is a thoughtful and moving piece.
Other essays are by Robert Dessaix, Helen Garner, J M Coetzee, Richard Flanagan, Christos Tsiolkas and many more. Fran is in very good company.