In a month when violence against women has dominated the headlines, author Francine Toon examines the potent – and the persistent – symbol of the witch at moments of female pain and rage.
Francine Toon grew up in Sutherland and Fife. Her debut novel, Pine, won the 2020 McIlvanney Prize, was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year and longlisted for the Highland Book Prize and the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award. Her poetry, written as Francine Elena, has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Best British Poetry 2013 and 2015 anthologies (Salt) and Poetry London, among other places. She lives in London and works in publishing.
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