February 4, 2017
I’m looking forward to appearing at the following Perth Writers Festival sessions in late February. Click on the headings for more details. COURTYARD SESSIONS: LITERARY DEATH MATCH Friday 24 February. Courtyard Sessions from 5pm–late; Literary Death Match from 9pm–10.30pm. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Touted as Def Poetry Jam meets American Idol, this hilarious competition sees four […]
February 3, 2017
A fun interview I did with Yong Shu Hoong for Black Ships – the latest issue of Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.
February 1, 2017
I wrote a piece for Meanjin as part of its blog series, ‘What I’m Reading’. Features a first look at two incredible February releases. I hope you enjoy it.
December 21, 2016
This is one of my favourite pieces of writing about Portable Curiosities from a fellow (former) Sydneysider, Jennifer Mills. I get the impression Koh is as delighted by the awfulness of late capitalism as she is horrified by it, and that gives me hope that our imminent dystopian future will at least not be humourless. Though […]
October 25, 2016
Really happy that my short story ‘The Fat Girl in History’, from the Sleepers Almanac X and Portable Curiosities, has been included in the Best Australian Stories 2016, edited by Charlotte Wood. Out 7 November.
A brilliant review of Portable Curiosities, and collections by fellow UQP authors Tara June Winch and Paddy O’Reilly, in the Sydney Review of Books. These twelve richly satirical narratives are absurdist, bleak, and blackly comic. Koh balances political commentary with portraits of society’s most perversely self-defeating behaviours that are often wickedly funny, and sometimes moving. … Koh is not […]
October 20, 2016
I’m looking forward to attending the very first Australian Short Story Festival in Perth this Friday to Sunday. The sessions I’ll be participating in are as follows. * SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER Out of the Ordinary 9.00am–9.45am, Centre for Stories (100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge), Room 2 Nadine Brown, Julie Koh and David Whish-Wilson discuss the subjects […]