The time has come – The Airways is out in the world, with some great reviews appearing already in Artshub and The Monthly [$]. I have added some choice quotes to the book’s page. By now you should be able to find a copy at your local indie bookshop; if not, you can definitely order one online.
It feels pretty strange not to be able to go into a bookshop myself and see it on the shelf. But I am still celebrating the book’s arrival from here. As I mentioned in my last post, the launch will go ahead online on the 12th August – I hope that you can join me for that. I also have an upcoming Q&A at Northern Books on the 15th August, which I’m really looking forward to!
I wrote a short oped for The Guardian last week about being stranded, and what it’s like to see Australia’s border control pandemic response from the outside. It’s frustrating to be stuck here, but I know that others have it much worse, and I can adapt – two decades of life as a working writer have made me pretty resilient to hostile governments. The unfairness of it stings, though. I’m realising anew that Australia has one rule for the rich, and another for the rest of us. How did we get here?
We have so much work to do.