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Lockdown 2.0

I wrote something for Overland about Italy’s second wave and the slow return of some of the restrictions. As one of the first regions designated ‘zona rossa’, Piemonte has been under semi-lockdown since the 6th November. It’s a strange time in this uncanny city, caught in the net of pandemic déjà vu. I’m privileged to […]

Trouble Breathing

I have an essay in the Guardian this week, called Trouble Breathing: It will also be published in the book Fire Flood Plague, edited by Sophie Cunningham, and out through Penguin Australia on December 1. For me, breath has been very central to what’s happening this year. It’s interesting to see that link being made […]

Against productivity

Here is a picture of my fancy standing desk, shoebox/dictionary edition. The title of this post is ironic, or possibly a declaration of longing. I’ve been a bit busy. It does mean I have some more work out in the world. The melancholic background is a new post for Overland, on grief, Judith Butler, and […]


I have a new post up today at Meanjin on the changing of the seasons and some of the things the pandemic has been doing to time: In the first days of the restrictions easing it was a delight to chat with the wonderful Astrid Edwards for the State Library of Victoria‘s series of author […]