Kathryn Heyman’s fifth novel, Floodline, is published early 2013 by Allen & Unwin. What remains after everything is washed away? Funny, moving and utterly compelling, Kathryn Heyman’s latest novel Floodline tells of the unexpected salvation that can be found on the edge of disaster. When the city of Horneville is destroyed by a flood on the eve of… Continue Reading

ABC Radio

I chatted to James O Loughlin on ABC Radio, with the starting point of that old chestnut – can creative writing be taught? He’s a lovely interviewer – stay tuned for the series on whether or not dance can be taught. Or architecture (really, you just draw a few lines on a page, anyone can… Continue Reading

Ubud Readers & Writers Festival

October saw me at the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival in Bali – it’s hard not to gush about that one…. beautiful events, stunning place, brilliant international writers, great food. So now I really get why it’s ranked in the Top Ten Literary Festivals in the world. If you haven’t been… it’s worth it. Continue Reading

House of Books

Allen & Unwin will be releasing my first four novels in their House of Books imprint. A & U say this about House of Books: “The House of Books aims to bring Australia’s cultural and literary heritage to a broad audience by creating affordable print and ebook editions of the nation’s most significant and enduring… Continue Reading

Channel Ten Breakfast TV

I had a chat with the folk at the Channel Ten Breakfast Show on Tuesday 8 May at some ungodly hour (8 am if you’re asking). You can have a look via the Breakfast website for some (super) condensed top tips for how to write a damned good book. Or a blessedly good book, come to that.… Continue Reading

Artist in Residence, Bundanon Trust

in June I’ll be one of the residents glorious Bundanon. The pic to the left is of the main building in full bloom. Arthur Boyd’s family made a gift of this beautiful property to Australian artists of all flavours. It’s set in blueish hills, near a river, and wombats wander about the place at dusk. Last… Continue Reading

Writers on Writing

Amal Chaterjee has edited a new edition of Writers on Writing, to be published a little later this year. I have a chapter in it, and a short story, along with  some writers I admire, including the masterful Fred D’Aguiar. It’s available for pre-purchase from Amazon. Continue Reading

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