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Some of my short stories available as ebooks

Some of my short stories available as ebooks

I decided to extend the life of some of my short stories that have been published in journals/magazines over the last few years, by publishing them digitally. It’s a bit of a (fairly safe) experiment in self-publishing and the world of ebooks. I’m loving reading on my Kobo eReader, and I’ve made these stories available […]

I wrote a winning haiku

I wrote a winning haiku

I’m very excited to announce that a little haiku I wrote one morning is the winner of Australian Poetry’s haiPhone competition. It goes: Potential faces In steamy bathroom mirrors Residue of stars I’ve been invited to read it out as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival on 1 June at the Poetry Cafe. G told me […]

Brief review of <i>The Kid on the Karaoke Stage</i> in this month’s <i>ABR</i>

Brief review of The Kid on the Karaoke Stage in this month’s ABR

Just a quick note to say that I wrote an ‘in brief’ review of the excellent short story collection The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Other Stories, edited by Georgia Richter (Aus), for this month’s Australian Book Review, out now in print and online. Here’s an extract: ‘While the stories in The Kid on the Karaoke […]

Social media marketing & bringing back the letter

Social media marketing & bringing back the letter

Those two things might seem incompatible, but they are two things I have spoken about and written on lately… Recently I was a guest of the Australian Publishers Association at the Social Media Marketing seminars in Sydney and Melbourne. There were all sorts of speakers – writers, booksellers, publishers, a ‘guru’ and someone like me […]

Review of Ali Alizadeh’s <i>Iran: My Grandfather</i> up at <i>Mascara</i>

Review of Ali Alizadeh’s Iran: My Grandfather up at Mascara

My review of Ali Alizadeh’s wonderful book Iran: My Grandfather (Aus, US) has been published in Mascara Literary Review. You can read the review here. While you’re there, have a look at the poems, reviews, stories, photographs and translations in this elegant bi-annual which focuses on the work of contemporary Asian, Australian and Indigenous writers

‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

My short story ‘Obsolescence’ is the story representing the country of Norway (and the city of Bergen) in The Lifted Brow 6: Atlas. There are stories, songs, poems, illustrations and limericks representing every country in the world in this amazing, ambitious issue (book + 2 CDs). I’m so happy to be among contributors like Eddy Current […]

<i>Through the Clock’s Workings</i>

Through the Clock’s Workings

Through the Clock’s Workings is out! This is the anthology from the Remix My Lit project, edited by Amy Barker. My mash-up story ‘Again, the Healing Tickle (the Way Black Glitters)’ is the very last one in the collection. Here’s the blurb for this very unique (and interactive) collection: Through the Clock’s Workings Edited by […]

‘Birds’ – an extract

‘Birds’ – an extract

This is an extract from my short story ‘Birds’, published in Wet Ink issue 14, just out. I share the pages with such wonderful writers as Ryan O’Neill, Michelle Cahill, Matthew Condon (who is interviewed) and others I’ve yet to get to know better (but soon will!) Buy a copy or subscribe here. for Sonja … […]

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

Nick Cave, Cate Kennedy, Paul Jennings in 2009

2009 will bring many delightful literary goodies. I am privileged to know of them as I wrote an article for Bookseller+Publisher entitled ‘The Ones to Watch 2009’ – it’s in the Summer issue, which has just come out. One on children’s books will be in the March ‘Junior’ issue (which I’m currently working on). I can’t reveal […]