December 4, 2017
Portable Curiosities made ABC Radio National’s list of 2017’s best summer reads. According to Ann Jones, presenter of RN’s Off Track:
‘I like a book that loosens my grip on reality and allows a little bit of magical realism to seep into the edges of my vision.
Julie Koh’s collections of short stories Portable Curiosities did just that.
The stories are dark and make fun of hipsters.
In fact, in gorgeous and believable flow, Koh unleashes a portmanteau of fables, which take on body image, racism, father-son relationships and cat cafes.
I loved these stories and this slim little paperback can slip right into your backpack for your summer trip. Just beware though — the ice cream you eat on the way might be fatal.’
September 25, 2017
In a creative lull? In this article for ArtsHub, Madeleine Dore asked a bunch of creatives—including me—what to do about it.
April 14, 2017
Read Jennifer Mills over at Overland on the beauty regimen of a woman writer. ‘Exfoliate your silkiness with rainbow juice.’
May 5, 2017
highlights from chop chef
I’m writing the libretto for Blush Opera’s new opera, Chop Chef, which satirises reality TV cooking shows. Here are some highlights from a recent workshop at City Recital Hall where we tested the first fifteen minutes. The workshop was made possible by Omega Ensemble and the New Music Network Inc.