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Henry Lawson Festival

This June long weekend I’m heading back to my home town of Grenfell – the birthplace of writer Henry Lawson – as official guest of this year’s Henry Lawson Festival. I grew up on a property near Grenfell and attended … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sentences

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together” ~ J.D Salinger. On Saturday 1 June I’ll be teaching a workshop on writing beautiful sentences at the NSW … Continue reading

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Castlemaine State Festival

Later this month I’ll be participating the Castlemaine State Festival (22-31 March), a stunning bi-annual arts festival, which this year is focussing on sustainability, nature and rural living. I’ll be teaching a nature writing workshop on Friday 29 March. You … Continue reading

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Mudgee Readers Festival: 10-12 Aug 2018

This August I’ll be travelling back to Wiradjuri country for the Mudgee Readers Festival. I’ve visited Mudgee a few times, for its lovely wines, including some of our first organic vineyards. But this time it is all about books! Well, … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival sessions

I’ll be talking about Understory at several sessions at the Newcastle Writers Festival next month, as well as leading a masterclass at the University of Newcastle for creative writing students. I’m particularly excited about the session on Writing the Landscape … Continue reading

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EWF Sessions

I’m proud to be one of the Ambassadors for this year’s Emerging Writers Festival (EWF) in Melbourne, which starts today. It’s a great festival if you can get along, with lots of industry tips for aspiring and emerging writers. Weekend … Continue reading

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Understory events

I have a number of events coming up to celebrate the release of Understory on 30 May. It’s a chance to help launch Understory‘s passage into the world, hear a bit more about the writing of the book –  and have your … Continue reading

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Miles Franklin longlisting

WHERE THE TREES WERE has been longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award.  WTTW is a personal book for me, and as a lifelong student of Australian literature, I’m grateful that it has been recognised in this way.   Congratulations to all … Continue reading

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Re-release day

My three novels  – Mr Wigg, Nest and Where the Trees Were  – have just been re-released in a new format. A bit like a nice matching box set. And they’re reasonably priced, at $19.95. You can buy them at … Continue reading

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the end of the garden

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I’m chuffed to have my short story, “The End of the Garden” in Review of Australian Fiction 19:4. The story was inspired by Sarah Blasko’s album What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have, during a week on the far south … Continue reading

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