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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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Publication in The Best of The Lifted Brow

Posted by on 20 October 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve been meaning to mention this for a while: an early version of chapter 2 from my novel-in-progress has been published in the anthology The Best of The Lifted Brow. This piece, published under the title “What are the attributes of God?”, was initially published in literary magazine The Lifted Brow in 2011. This Best of anthology...

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From Ólafsfjörasður

Posted by on 8 October 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m writing this from Ólafsfjörður, in northern Iceland, where I arrived a few hours ago. This is the start of my two-month residency at Listhús, where I’ll be working on the draft manuscript for my novel. So far, I have written what I estimate is about 40% of a draft manuscript. At this point, I am feeling pretty good about the state of the...

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8 June 2013: Reading in Berkeley, California

Posted by on 17 May 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I’m really looking forward to the next reading that I’m doing while travelling. I’m appearing at a literary cabaret that’s curated by RADAR Productions, which is run by San Francisco writer Michelle Tea. As mentioned on RADAR’s website – “RADAR conducts presenting, commissioning, professional development and...

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What relief is

Posted by on 11 March 2013 in Blog, Twitter | 0 comments

Tom Cho 曹勵善 on Twitter Relief: when what you’ve written the night before passes the morning after test. Still the hardest section of this chapter to write...

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More results just in

Posted by on 28 February 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thea Astley. She’s dead, but she’s still winning prizes. That’s how good she is. Yes, Thea Astley’s piece “Hunting the Wild Pineapple” has won the final of the Meanjin Tournament of Books. While I would have loved for my piece to have won the final, I certainly didn’t expect that it would make it so far through the...

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