Landscape Memoir

Published : Thursday, May 29, 2008

Over the weekend of 10–11 May 2008, I spoke at a conference hosted by the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The NLA runs the conference each year under a different theme; this year it was concerned memoir and all…

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The Blue Plateau

Published : Thursday, May 29, 2008

Milkweed Editions, the stylish US independent literary press, has signed my book The Blue Plateau. They’ll publish it in the US and Canada in the northern fall (October or so) of 2009.

I’m delighted to have the book…

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Writing Well: The Essential Guide

Published : Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Little Red Writing Book comes out this July–August in the United States and United Kingdom—indeed, across the English-speaking world. Cambridge University Press is publishing it, and they’re calling it Writing Well: The Essential Guide.

Although Writing Well

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Cowshed Classes

Published : Sunday, February 03, 2008

The first of my cowshed classes—long writing workshops held here in my Burradoo workshop—begins on 15 March. A class of eight writers will meet here every second Saturday for three months. I’m hoping the workshops will help writers develop manuscripts…

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Calibre Essay Prize 2008

Published : Sunday, February 03, 2008

The February issue of Australian Book Review announces the winners of the Calibre Essay Prize for 2008, and one of them is me. My essay “A Storm & a Teacup” shares this year’s prize with Rachel Robertson’s “Reaching One Thousand.”…

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