June 2, 2017
I’ll be appearing at the Speculative Fiction Festival 2017 on Saturday 22 July at the NSW Writers’ Centre. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s finest spec fic authors this July, as Cat Sparks directs her second Speculative Fiction Festival. Alongside a genre-spanning program of panels, the popular kaffeekaltsches are back, giving attendees […]
May 27, 2017
I’m so happy to have been named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, alongside Rajith Savanadasa, Jennifer Down and Josephine Rowe. The award, now in its twenty-first year, recognises emerging writing talent aged 35 and younger. This year’s judges were Linda Morris, Miles Franklin award winner Michelle de Kretser, and Matt McGuire, deputy director […]
May 17, 2017
In addition to my Sydney Writers’ Festival appearances, I will be doing a special event in Bathurst for SWF’s Live & Local series. The event is an “in conversation” with Jen Barry about Portable Curiosities, for the opening of this year’s Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival. Details: Friday 26 May, 7.30–8.30pm, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, free […]
May 16, 2017
Last week in Melbourne, I joined the Sisteria crew as a guest on their final episode for Season 1. Sisteria is a fantastic podcast about women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture. We discussed a bunch of things on the episode, including my big career change, short stories, satire and Kanganoulipo. There’s […]
April 29, 2017
Here’s a short interview I did with the Emerging Writers’ Festival ahead of their program launch in May.
May 10, 2017
A speech I gave at the Emerging Writers’ Festival program launch last night in Melbourne. I was asked to talk about what fuels my writing, no matter the obstacles – so I reflected on that time I may have killed another writer. This continues a Kanganoulipo-related story I began on the Meanjin blog.
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.