I am a novelist and essayist from Melbourne. My latest novel, DEATH OF A TYPOGRAPHER, was published in Australia in September 2019 by Australian Scholarly Publishing. Read the reviews or Order it here.
DEATH OF A TYPOGRAPHER will be published by Arden in the UK and USA in March 2020.
My first novel GHOSTLINES ( first published 2008, republished 2020) won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a Ned Kelly Award.
I also write non-fiction, usually something to do with place. My essays and articles have appeared in Meanjin, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, Elsewhere: a Journal of Place, The Guardian and several anthologies. My first non-fiction book MELBOURNE CIRCLE: WALKING, MEMORY AND LOSS will be published in late 2020.
I am the author of the blog Melbourne Circle, and I won the Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize in 2015 for an essay about the western suburbs of Melbourne titled ‘A Landscape of Stories’, published in Griffith Review.
I have previously been writer-in-residence at the Mildura Writers Festival (2016) and have appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Write Around the Murray Festival, Williamstown Literary Festival, the Crime and Justice Festival and Aireys Festival of Words.