Category Archives: Mr Wigg

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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Nest longlisted for the Stella Prize

Nest has been longlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. It’s among fine company, including Helen Garner’s This House of Grief, Maxine Beneba Clark’s Foreign Soil and Ellen Van Neerven’s Heat and Light.

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7 Feb – QWC Whispers Salon: A New Day

On Saturday, February 7, I’ll be taking part in the Queensland Writers Centre’s February Whispers event, ‘A New Day’.The salon will feature readings from Emerging creative non-fiction writer Warren Ward and poet and short fiction writer Carmen Leigh Keates, followed … Continue reading

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19-22 Feb – Perth Writers Festival

I’ll be taking part in the lovely Perth Writers Festival this year. It looks like a great line up, including Maxine Beneba Clarke, Brooke Davis, Kristina Olsson, and Ellen van Neerven. I’m looking forward to Bob Brown’s opening talk  and Elizabeth Gilbert’s … Continue reading

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BBWF: Nature Writing Workshop

I’m heading south for the Byron Way Writers Festival at the end of this month, hoping for the blissful Byron weather that the tent festival nearly always manages to delivers up. I’m looking forward to seeing Jeanette Winterson’s Keynote address on the … Continue reading

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Nature Writing Retreat: Far South Coast

I’m teaching at a 5-day nature writing retreat, run through Olvar Wood, from 3-7 May, 2015. We’ll be ‘glamping’ at The Escape, at Shallow Crosssing, near Bateman’s Bay, on the south coast of NSW.  It’s a beautiful, wild setting: river … Continue reading

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SWF: 19-20 May

I’m participating in a few panels and teaching a workshop at the  2014 Sydney Writers Festival from 19-25 May. I’m also excited about seeing Melissa Lucashenko interview Alice Walker (Yes, Alice Walker!); Sarah Blasko & Josh Pike performing; and Emma Donoghue’s closing address. … Continue reading

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BWF 4 – 8 September

I love the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF); it’s my favourite time of year. Brisbane usually turns on perfect spring weather, and a bunch of great writers are in town. It’s a time for strolling, listening, and thinking — refreshing your … Continue reading

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Potts Point Bookshop interview

                    Read the interview with the lovely Potts Point Bookstore about writing Mr Wigg …  

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Mr Wigg book launches

For those who can get along to the launch of Mr Wigg in Brisbane or Canberra, I’d love to see you there. Brisbane: 6pm Friday 28 June, Avid Reader Bookstore, West End. Launched by Kristina Olsson. Canberra: 3pm Saturday 6 July, … Continue reading

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