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List and anti-list

A last post for the year, and a last essay: ‘Against Realism’ is out in the new Overland, my final issue as fiction editor. It’s a reflection on the role of dystopias and utopias, and something of a defence of the dystopian turn (in the service of making this world better, of course). This essay […]

One foot in front of the other

I’ve been a bit quiet here as I wade deep into another draft of the new novel. It has felt good to be able to give it the time after a chaotic first half of the year (releasing a book while demolishing and rebuilding parts of your house is slightly disruptive). But most of the […]

To the islands

I’m very happy to share the news that from next week, I’ll be writer in residence in Nuenonne country, at Lunnawannalonna (Bruny Island). I’m spending three weeks at Adventure Bay, where I’ll be working on an essay about hiking and the impacts of tourism. Having visited the island briefly this summer I am very keen […]

Mentors at FWF

The Feminist Writers Festival is coming up next weekend and I’ll be appearing on Sunday 27th at this event: Mentoring Feminists, Mentoring Writers Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Victoria Room, 12–2pm “Mentoring is a critical part of the creative life, but something women and non-binary writers are often excluded from. Without mentoring, writers and artists can […]