Introduction

Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories and a memoir.  She was the daughter of journalist Anne Deveson and broadcaster Ellis Blain. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards.   Her last novel Between a Wolf and a Dog was shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize, and was awarded the 2017  Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

In late 2015, Georgia Blain was diagnosed with cancer.  She passed away in 2016.

Time and again, writing is my lifeline, the rope that I use, inch by inch, word by word.

It is the way in which I forget myself, even though I am writing about myself.

Some days, I feel it is the means by which I am keeping myself alive.

Blain, Georgia, 2016, The Museum of Words