Conversations in my head about life and love.
Conversations in my head about life and love.
Broke, drunk, and caught up in the mayhem of a military coup d'état in Thailand, Peter and his dangerously charismatic friend, Joseph, double down on their pursuit of destructive obsessions. But the crimes that they have committed together are becoming increasingly hard to hide under the tumultuous new political order. Pressured...
A story about an actor doing a low-budget educational film about the resurrection of the aboriginal Kaurna language. An old story of mine.
one layer after the other one day different from another
The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the Shallows and Tim Winton's An Open Swimmer. This is an extract from the book, published by Allen & Unwin.
Duvall Osteen, Literary Agent from Aragi in NY, gives the lowdown on agenting with some gems of advice for aspiring writers.
From a remarkable new voice in fiction comes a transporting debut, a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem
Sample the first chapter from the winner of the 2017 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. A fictional memoir of Czech writer Max Brod, filtered through his relationship with Franz Kafka. Published by Allen & Unwin.
Sample the first chapter from the winner of the 2017 Stella Prize, a novel inspired by performance artist Marina Abramović.
Skye’s sixteen, and her mum’s got yet another new boyfriend. Trouble is, Jason’s bad news. Really bad. Now Mum’s quit her job and they’re all moving north to Port Flinders, population nobody.
A collection of my favourite short stories, with the first being the title of the collection. More added as I re-edit them. Listening is about the Listening Teacher aiding a gifted teenage singer to gain the confidence to step out onto the stage. Keeping of Stones is about finding the unimaginable amid the trauma of loss and aloneness.
A depressed and lonely man discovers the body of a teenage girl. When her mother drives hours to identify The Girl, they develop an unlikely friendship.
Two men from opposite sides of the world are forced together to face invasion, the vagaries of humanity and the onslaughts of nature. In the 13th century the Great Peace of Frederich the Great and Sallah Ahdin, is threatened from the East. Frederich’s sister, Queen of Jerusalem and Mater of the Reform Church, seeks the aid of the...
Holus-Bolus is a historical fiction novel that explores the life of Stan Hager, a seemingly common man searching for his place in the world. Set in both Blitz-ravaged London and early-80s Australia, the novel traces Stan’s bizarre journey through place and time – a journey overshadowed by misunderstandings and misdemeanour, and shaped...
A young girl that dares to dream her way into a better life unseen at her birth.
****I started writing this almost decade ago, the original is published here as well. I am updating it and using memories to include the original story, in order to avoid the book feeling dated as a whole. You are welcome to read Raina aka Echo's original story but it is an unfinished project being used for parts now.***** Raina has...
A sad tale of an old woman who remembers of her troubled childhood, heart breaking
When Lee's brother suicides in a Rotorua mudpool, she goes home to NZ to bury him, and to uncover the reason for her recurring dreams about hiding human bones. Has she blocked out a murder her and her brothers committed when they were young?
A forty year old carpenter/joiner explaining why he went to university to study English, where he fell in love and how that disrupted his psyche.
Fourteen-year-old Alan is having a bad time. His mum’s unstable, his younger sister’s annoying, and his dropkick dad won’t stick around. When Alan find an old guitar during hard rubbish week, he discovers a love for music he never knew he had. Before he knows it, he’s performing in local talent competitions and making new friends....
A girl spends the summer with her legendary great-grandfather's eccentric widow. As her own family falls apart, she learns more about life from the notes he left in the margins of his books.
A deleted scene from The Paper House (Picador 2016).
Heartbreaking, fearless, and ablaze with a coruscating beauty all its own, The Paper House tells the story of a woman sinking into the depths of grief, and the desperate efforts of her loved ones to bring her up for air. A sharp-eyed, bittersweet depiction of the love between parents and children, and the havoc that love can wreak.