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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 Horse has Landed

Home at last after a month on the road, to unwrap this beautiful creature: and now I understand why everyone keeps telling me how much they love the cover. I’ve stolen today’s post title from the note attached by my wonderful editor at UQP, Rebecca Roberts, who wrapped this book so carefully it was like […]

special offerings

One of the many best things about this job is getting to meet and listen to writers you admire. I have just come down from a cloud of Sydney Writers Festival events which stimulated, nourished, and confused me. Yes, confused. It is still a big overwhelming event and can be alienating. I have been thinking […]

salt and sydney

well, moving states really exhausts both energy and finances! i have been neglecting my blog in favour of scratching together some paid writing (i am very available for hire) and trying to find the old work-life balance in the new life. which has been pretty much upside-down since China. this week is the first time […]