I had a really good reading year, according to my reading spreadsheet. The vast majority of books I read fell into the ‘really liked it’ category. This list of the ‘best’ ones could have easily been four times as long. But ten is a standard … Continue reading The best books
Nothing says festive season like graphs. Welcome to ‘my year in reading, unnecessarily graphed’. This year I started 104 books. I gave up on seven of them; two of them I’ve been reading for months, but I still intend to finish them. Ten of them … Continue reading It’s the most graphable time of the year
How exciting is the end of financial year? So exciting I forgot it had even happened. Sixteen days later I remembered I usually (OK, once) do a quick countdown of how my reading has gone in the first six months of the year. Last time … Continue reading EOFY reading report: statstastic
I’m doing a bunch of events in early August. In Adelaide: Tuesday 7 August at 6.30pm – A lecture I called ‘Inside wild minds’, looking at the predicament of wild animals, and how fiction might help us care about it. It’s on at Flinders University … Continue reading A long chat, and some panels
I finally got around to updating my ‘Stories and essays‘ page, which it seems I haven’t touched since mid-2016. All my latest publications, online and off, free and paid, are now on there.
In other news, I went to a brilliant workshop with Charlotte Wood at Writers Victoria yesterday, and I now feel slightly more equipped to have another go at this alleged novel I’m writing. Wish me luck.
… and lacking even my usual minor attempts at layout and panache, this is my list of the best feminist books I’ve read since last International Women’s Day. Links are to reviews that go some way to talking about why I’ve chosen the books I’ve … Continue reading Late for International Women’s Day
I’m doing a few festival appearances over the next few months. First up: Adelaide Writers Week (which is next week):
- Catherine McKinnon and I will be talking about Invented Histories on Saturday
- I’m doing a ‘meet the writer‘ at Dymocks in Rundle Mall on Monday
- I’m chairing a session with Maja Lunde and Harriet McKnight on Tuesday (this one will also be live streamed on the festival’s website)
- Claire G Coleman and I talk about Seeking Refuge on Wednesday
Newcastle Writers Festival is on 6-8 April and I’m doing a couple of sessions on the Saturday:
- Outside the Square, talking about experimental writing with my Kanganoulipo colleagues Julie Koh and Ryan O’Neill
- Crossing Over, a conversation about writing in multiple genres.
Meanwhile, I was utterly delighted to get a six-star (out of five) rating from UK book blogger Simon Savidge. You can watch Simon talk about From the Wreck, and about how he wants to read more Australian authors (send him your books, fellow writers).