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Miles Franklin longlist

I’m excited to announce that Dyschronia has been longlisted for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award! It’s bittersweet to be recognised for writing about the climate emergency at this moment. I wrote something for Overland last week which is not directly about the book, but discusses the emotional burden that comes with working in this […]

Becoming South Australian

It’s been a busy week here in Adelaide, where my partner and I have moved for six months – a dose of transitional urbanisation before we head to Beijing (for her work) at the end of July. All of the festivals descend on the city at once in February/March, and it’s wonderful to see the […]

Queensland Literary Awards

I’m very pleased to share the news that The Rest is Weight has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards! The Steele Rudd Award is the only prize in Australia dedicated to short story collections, so I’m stoked to be on this list, and in such great company. It’s been a very strong year for […]

Magnificent Seven

This is a talk I gave at the Emerging Writers Festival on the weekend, an event in which myself and the other Ambassadors were asked to give seven pieces of advice we wished we’d had when we were embryonic writerlings. A few people asked, so I’m sharing it here in full. Thanks EWF for inviting […]