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Mystery, strangeness and coming-of-age: an interview with Christopher Currie, author of <i>The Ottoman Motel</i>

Mystery, strangeness and coming-of-age: an interview with Christopher Currie, author of The Ottoman Motel

Text Publishing, May 2011, 9781921758164 (Aus, US, UK) The parents of a young boy disappear in a small, strange town called Reception, in Christopher Currie’s atmospheric debut novel The Ottoman Motel. The townfolk don’t seem to be trying too hard to find Simon’s parents, and it isn’t the first disappearance in the area. Currie’s debut is […]

A literary proposal

A literary proposal

A review copy of Christopher Currie’s debut novel The Ottoman Motel is sitting neatly in my to-read pile, but the final edition that is officially released on 2 May and is circulating now contains a very special message on the acknowledgements page. Click here to take a look: Chris Currie’s proposal But how did it all […]

Never surrender! (But do read the submission guidelines) – EWF 2010

Never surrender! (But do read the submission guidelines) – EWF 2010

So first of all, I had too many wines at the Emerging Writers’ Festival artist party on Friday, so I didn’t roll up until about 1pm yesterday. The Town Hall was PACKED with moleskine-carrying, tweeting, emerging writer-types of all ages. Pictured: Tiggy Johnson and I at the EWF artist par-tay. Before I go into the […]

<i>Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned</i>: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the second

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the second

  Part the first of Christopher Currie’s interview with Wells Tower can be found here. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) In other interviews, you’ve talked about your stories having a ‘moral pendulum’ swinging between characters, and the importance of putting the reader slightly off-balance at the end of a […]

<i>Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned</i>: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the first

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the first

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) Words: Christopher Currie and Wells Tower Image: Chris Somerville Back in March, during one of my reverential trawls through my RSS feeds, I began hearing about an American writer, Wells Tower, whose short story collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned was beginning to garner some […]

Smells, Snugglepot, Springsteen Vibes, Sleepers and Stuff

Smells, Snugglepot, Springsteen Vibes, Sleepers and Stuff

Ah, to write. To do it for the joy alone. I am addicted to creating and recording. I am also addicted to discovery. How does that writer do it? How did they come up with that? How did they capture just how that feels, or what it would feel like, or how it would feel to be […]

The Best Unpublished Books – Part One

The Best Unpublished Books – Part One

From the Deep End Table – Christopher Currie I tracked down Chris after reading an amazing story of his in Voiceworks a couple of years ago, called 1969. It was about Woodstock – the summer of love. I found his writing to be incredibly insightful, subtle, and beautiful. I was instantly a fan. Chris has […]

Eatbooks Literary Journal – Review

Eatbooks Literary Journal – Review

Any fan of good fiction should check out the inaugural edition of Eatbooks, the brain-child of Christopher Currie and Krissy Kneen. The two emerging authors and literary-lovers worked together at Brisbane’s Avid Reader Bookshop. The Journal and Eatbooks website are an effort to publish and showcase quality literary fiction, which is not being published enough […]