Melbourne Circle book coming in December

I’m thrilled to unveil the cover of my forthcoming book Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss, to be published in December 2020. The cover art, by the Melbourne artist Jim Pavlidis, captures exactly what I am trying to express in the book: the sense of magic and mystery that exists in ordinary suburban streetscapes, and […]

Australian Book Design Awards – cover of the year!

I was absolutely thrilled when Stephen Banham won the Designers’ Choice Cover of the Year award at the 2020 Australian Book Design Awards for his brilliant, witty design for Death of a Typographer. The Cover of the Year Award was shared between two books: Death of a Typographer and The Glad Shout, designed by Jenny […]

Fonts and fiction

(First published in the Victorian Writer magazine, October 2019) The first type I cared about was produced by my parents’ Remington Quiet-Riter, a 1950s machine on which I smashed out my earliest stories as a child. The not-really-very-Quiet-Riter, laughably described as ‘portable’ although it weighed roughly the same as the family car, was a staple […]