Yesterday I did my first interview for From the Wreck, with Elizabeth and Lou from 3RRR’s ‘Multi Storied’. It was a great little chat. If you’d like to have a listen, you can go to 3RRR’s Radio On Demand.
This year I started 90 books (this fact is untrue. For example, last night I started two books and stopped them within three chapters. I didn’t add them to this count. And I bet I read a couple more books before the end of the … Continue reading 2016: my year in books, unnecessarily graphed
I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I’ve stopped using Goodreads to review books. I thought I might read in private for a while and see how that went. So far, pretty well. Still, you have to tell people your favourite books at the end … Continue reading The best books, according to me
I’ll be talking about From the wreck at this La Trobe University symposium, on a panel with Ilka Tampke (Skin) and Kate Mildenhall (Skylarking). It’ll be held at the university’s city campus and it’s free, but you do have to book.
Symposium: December 2016
Literary works have long taken historical figures as their subjects. Recently, a term has emerged to describe this approach and to group associated scholarly research: biofiction. The topic has fea…
Source: Symposium: December 2016
If you’re in Melbourne and love being read to, come along to this event:
Viva La Novella Readings at The Wilde
Presented by Seizure.
Winners of the Viva La Novella Prize will be reading from their books. Join us for a drink and a listen to the next generation of unique Australian literary voices.
Marlee Jane Ward reading from Welcome to Orphancorp
Jane Rawson reading from Formaldehyde
Christy Collins reading from The End of Seeing
Jane Jervis-Read reading from Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall
Julie Proudfoot reading from The Neighbour
Nicole Smith reading from Sideshow
Rose Mulready reading from The Bonobo’s Dream
Hoa Pham reading from The Other Shore
Entry $2 for a chance to be in the door prize: a full set of Viva La Novella books, which includes:
The Bonobo’s Dream by Rose Mulready, Populate & Perish by George Haddad, Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward, Formaldehyde by Jane Rawson, The End of Seeing by Christy Collins, The Neighbour by Julie Proudfoot, Sideshow by Nicole Smith, The Other Shore by Hoa Pham, Blood and Bones by Daniel Davis Wood, Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall by Jane Jervis-Read
Thursday 15th December
153 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
(the number 86 Tram with get you almost to the door)
6.30 for a 7 o’clock start
My new novel, out in March, now has a cover and a blurb and all those other book-like things. You can also pre-order it from Transit Lounge. Peter Lo, Transit Lounge’s designer, is a brilliant person – this cover feels just how my book feels to me.