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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 area. I’m beginning to call it climate fury, rather than climate grief. I am encouraged by how many writers, artists, and makers are collaborating to make the cultural change we need now, even if it’s clear that we have a lot more work to do.

I’m currently on a tour of Barngarla, Wirangu and Nauo country (the Eyre Peninsula) as part of Writers SA’s Writers and Readers in Residence project. I was based in Whyalla for ten days where I spoke with local writers and high schoolers, then visited Streaky Bay and Elliston for a couple of workshops. Here are some photos from the trip so far:

You can follow my adventures on Twitter or via Writers SA.

Last night I arrived in Port Lincoln, so I’m just settling in and getting to know this vibrant town. I’ll be based in the Port Lincoln Public Library until the 31st of May. There are several events organised for the next 10 days, so if you’re in the area, come along for one of the free workshops, make a time for a one-on-one consultation, or just drop in and say hello.

Port Lincoln Public Library information

The Writers and Readers in Residence Project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.