Item: An hour’s consultation (over the phone or over coffee, depending on location) for anyone using the Middle Ages in their fiction who might find chatting with a Medievalist useful.
Brief Bio: Dr. Gillian Polack has an academic and public service background. She completed her doctoral thesis in French and English Medieval history at the University of Sydney in 1987. She has also studied at the Centre for Medieval Studies in Toronto, Canada, as well as in London and Paris.
Gillian’s main foci are writing and teaching. The writing covers a wide range, from academic to popular, non-fiction to fiction. She has had over twenty short pieces published (including a story for which she won an Australia Day Award), and has completed several major works, including one play and a cookbook. Illuminations is her first novel.