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turning and turning

Hello from deep inside the temporal spiral that is Dyschronia. Despite trying to give up on this book a few times, I’ve burrowed back in over the last couple of months to work on another draft. It feels like some epic karmic struggle that will carry on into other lifetimes … I guess we are […]

Vantage points, vanishing points

I came to the end of 2015 feeling a little disappointed. I was angered by the Australian government’s attacks on the arts, annoyed with some of the institutions I’ve been dealing with over the last couple of years, and frustrated with the cloud of misapprehension that seemed to hover over my writing. Two ironies: that […]


大家好 and happy new year! First, an announcement: if you’re going to be in Beijing in March, you can catch me at the Bookworm’s international literary festival – a staggeringly awesome lineup of guests from around the world, including a small cohort of Australians. I can’t wait to be a part of it. It’s particularly […]

Going to Burnings

Adelaide, it’s that time again. Don’t miss the Spineless Wonders Presents reading at the Wheatsheaf this coming Tuesday 13 August (7pm). Over here you’ll find a 10-minute radio spot where Caroline Reid will tell you all about it and Tamara Lee will reprise her magnificent performance of a hilarious story called Lamingtons from the last […]