Virginia Lloyd

Virginia Lloyd worked as a book editor for many years, then moved from publishing into corporate communications and marketing. She now works with grant-makers and grant-seekers in the philanthropic sector.

She spent eighteen months in New York while writing The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement (UQP 2008), her first book.

While there she worked in the philanthropic sector as a fundraising and communications consultant, and studied at New York University’s Centre for Fundraising and Philanthropy. Virginia has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney.


The illusionist’s trick

EssayVISITING SYDNEY FROM New York before Christmas, I dropped by the office of a client and former colleague. Her employer, a large law firm, recently moved to swanky new premises and she was keen to take me on a...

Sex and the single bed

Memoir A HEIGHT-ADJUSTIBLE HOSPITAL bed. At first I didn't understand what the nurses meant. For a moment I pictured our queen-sized mattress atop some contraption that the nurses, who visited our home daily, raised and lowered at their will and...

Never stop looking

MemoirTWO MONTHS BEFORE my husband, John, died of secondary bone cancer, I asked him if it would be all right if I took a few pictures of him in bed. I was not looking to add to our collection...

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