Xmas holiday reading: sorted! Happily, everything I want to read is written by a female author - and a number are Australian writers.
- Michelle de Kretser’s Questions of Travel
- Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
- Cate Kennedy’s Like a House on Fire
- Zadie Smith’s NW
- Chloe Hooper’s The Engagement
Bring on the reading fest! What will you be reading?
Barbara Kingsolver’s writing routine. What an inspiration! Love and respect to a great author.
I love this so much. While my experience of tropical diseases and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has hindered me in many ways, without them I may never have started writing creatively either. There is certainly something about the space of illness that is deeply creative.
My newly-published short story, one of the winners of lit e-mag Perilous Adventure’s 2012 Short Story Competition.
Language/adult themes warning!
My essay in Peril magazine’s Edition 14: Spirit Worlds
Writer and actor William McInnes reflects on grieving his wife, artist Sarah Watt, one year after her death. Beautiful essay.
I have recently taken a break from blogging in order to concentrate on recovering my health (I have chronic fatigue syndrome) and to focus on writing my doctoral thesis.
I’ve just received a nice piece of news that has buoyed me in my creative writing journey. A short creative non-fiction piece that I submitted a couple of months back has been accepted for publication by an Australian arts magazine. Will post the link once it’s up. Am absolutely rapt.
Submitting a couple of short stories to different literary mags this weekend … fingers crossed for a happy publication ending!