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Digital Residency

For the month of June, I’ll be the first Digital Writer in Residence for Writing Australia. There will be six of us over the next year or so, one from each participating Writers Centre. My first post is up over at the new purpose-built blog: “What does it mean to be a digital writer in […]

War poets, open letters, and other animals

A quick post ahead of this week’s no-doubt-hectic-as-ever Sydney Writers Festival. If you’re in town, I’ll be at Sombre the Night Is: The Poetry of the Great War reading and talking about the continuing resonance of war poetry, and at The Big Read for the announcement of the Best Young Australian Novelists of 2014, for […]


The Rest is Weight Shortlisted for the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Steele Rudd Award for an Australian Short Story CollectionLonglisted for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award A GIRL SEARCHES for her lost grandmother while her parents quarrel at home; a young architect finds herself entangled by a strange commission; a man contemplates […]

the dungeon behind door number four

This week I’ve been tidying up the new book before I send it off to my publisher with its best outfit on. I sound a bit like Mary Poppins describing it like that but the work itself is more grueling than twee – rising early and beginning in the dark seems to help. Of course […]