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Signing with a literary agent; receiving a Pushcart Prize nomination

Posted by on 13 December 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Here’s an exciting announcement: I have now signed with literary agency Wolf Literary Services, which is based in New York. My agent, Rachel Crawford, came to encounter my work by reading it in a recent issue of Review of Australian Fiction. My thanks to this journal—especially Matthew Lamb, the editor—for publishing my work and so helping to...

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Novel excerpt published in Review of Australian Fiction; latest consultancy work

Posted by on 16 September 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Earlier this week, Australian literary journal Review of Australian Fiction (RAF) published an excerpt from chapter 3 of my novel-in-progress. This excerpt appears under the title “Are You There, God? It is I, Robot”. Each fortnightly issue of RAF publishes two stories by Australian writers. In this latest issue, my piece appears with a...

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Apr 30: Reading in Calgary + publication in PRISM International

Posted by on 17 April 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Coming up on Sat April 30, I’ll be participating in Authors for Indies Day. This is a day in which Canadian authors show appreciation for independent bookstores (i.e. indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers. I’ll be at Owl’s Nest Books, Calgary’s longest established bookstore, for at least an hour. I’ll be giving a short...

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AWP Conference (30 Mar-2 Apr), then a residency in Alberta

Posted by on 12 March 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A few exciting things to report! At the end of the month, I’m heading to LA to attend the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference. I’ll be appearing on the following panels: Coming of Age Queer Friday 1 April, 1:30-2:45pm Room 410, L.A. Convention Center, Meeting Room Level With Amber Dawn, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Tom Cho,...

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A residency in Vancouver and Creative Victoria funding

Posted by on 3 June 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The horizon of my real life will never be as big as that of my writerly imagination. That’s probably a good thing, really (although, if you’ve ever read my writing…). Nonetheless, in the last week or so, the horizon of my real life has expanded somewhat. I’ve been awarded a writer’s residency at a site in Vancouver, Historic...

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Where I am, where I am at + 12 Dec: Reading in Tucson

Posted by on 23 November 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

On 2 November 2012, I travelled to the US to do a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Since that time, aside from the occasional return to Australia, I’ve been travelling – in fact, I’ve sometimes been moving about so much that friends and family have regularly asked me where I am. Of course, where I am is not really the same as where I am at,...

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A brief note from Taos, New Mexico

Posted by on 5 November 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve been spending the last two months or so doing an artist residency in the town of Taos, New Mexico. I feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity – a fellowship from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. During my time here, I’ve been working on my novel. While working here in Taos, I’ve been thinking about such...

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