Archive for January, 2012

What is writing for?

I recently had a very bruising experience when a piece I was passionately attached to was rejected. After forty-eight hours of debilitating grief and self-pity I forced myself to regroup by reconsidering why I write in the first place. The result is the essay ‘What is Writing For?’, first published in issue 9 of Page Seventeen and reproduced here in full. Read the rest of this entry »

The stories that numbers tell: Jane Gleeson-White’s Double Entry

Jane Gleeson-White and I discussing 'Double Entry' over a couple of wines in Sydney recently.

Through 2012 I’ll be joining the Kill Your Darlings team as an Australian books and writing columnist. The first of my columns is now available and features an interview with Jane Gleeson-White on her new book Double Entry. Read my review and interview here