I was a paranoid mum when my daughter was growing up. Raising her in a city/country/continent far removed from where I was raised made me paranoid. My daughter always knew [...]
One of the unexpected joys of publishing a book is that I am sometimes invited by book clubs to speak about my novel. This can be slightly nerve racking because [...]
My second pair of guests are Sue Braghieri and Hannah van Didden. I first met them at a writing workshop a few years ago and we have been friends since. [...]
A little while ago I started thinking of literary friendships between women, and I turned naturally enough, to Professor Google. Despite trying the words in different combinations, the Professor thought [...]
Whereas we write and speak as members of a small minority of marginal voices, our journalistic and academic critics belong to a wealthy system of interlocking informational and academic resources [...]
A beautiful review of The Historian's Daughter by the lovely Lisa Hill from ANZ lit lovers blog.
Honoured to be featured in Amanda Curtin's blog alongside Karen Overman.
It all started when the doorbell rang and my grandmother allowed Fidel Castro to sweep past her to where my mother lay on a low divan piled high with [...]
I first met Shokoofeh Azar in Fremantle about 3 years ago after reading a story she had published in the Westerly. Within 5 minutes we were chatting as if we [...]
While I hesitate to give more air time to a woman known best for saying things I find hard not to take personally, the fact that Pauline Hanson is back [...]
Here's a guest post on Amanda Curtin's blog, ahead of the launch of The Historian's Daughter on 31st August.
This story was first published by Sonic Boom in 2015 and the fact that we are still 'debating' the incarceration of human beings in detention centres, saddens me deeply. Here's [...]