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January, 2009

Josephine Rowe, a ‘responsive’ interview

LM ~ My first notes after I read East of Here, Close to Water – unedited: ‘You. He. She. All the characters so close to memories – sensitive to the way they press upon the present. Glimpses of a moment, rich – here and there. Empathy for a person – a man ‘howling on his doorstep’, […]


‘Yoofs’ Occupying Time

Another photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2008. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission. See more here, here, and here. Tomorrow … a ‘responsive’ interview with Melbourne writer Josephine Rowe.


Crime Time! Doors Open by Ian Rankin

Orion, 2008, 9780752890715 (Aus, US/Kindle) Ian Rankin is known for uncovering Edinburgh’s underbelly in his Inspector Rebus novels, but a different side again is exposed in Doors Open – the dark streak of rich, bored executives; art lovers; and software engineers in the Scottish capital. Mike Mackenzie is a 37-year-old art collector who is offered […]