Bethanie Blanchard is an advertising strategist, freelance writer and former literary critic.
She has interviewed Tame Impala, followed (stalked?) author Bret Easton Ellis, & worked as the launch books writer for The Guardian Australia.
Her writing centres on literature, arts and culture, and has appeared in The Guardian, The Monthly, The Australian, The Age, ABC The Drum, The Big Issue, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Spook, Seizure, Crikey, Women’s Agenda, Killings and The Wheeler Centre, amongst others.
In 2014-15 she had a regular books segment on ABC Radio National Summer Breakfast, and has been a guest on Triple J Sunday Night Safran, ABC Radio National Drive, ABC Radio National Books & Arts Daily, and literary podcasts The Rereaders.
Bethanie has appeared on panels at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the National Young Writers’ Festival.
She is a recipient of the ‘Australian Postgraduate Award’ prestigious research scholarship and has recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has tutored in literary censorship and contemporary literature.