Recommendations from Readings

September was a blockbuster month for Australian fiction. We’ve compiled a list of 12 newly released novels and story collections from our local shores, including a regular storm of exciting emerging voices. Readings, 25 September 2020 I’m thrilled to see Broken Rules included in Readings’ list of 12 Australian novels & story collections to read this month. What a terrific September it’s been. And there’s still some of it left to go. Happy reading and writing. Continue reading Recommendations from Readings

Careering on the radio

A careers officer gets more than they bargained for when meeting schoolboy Mike for the last appointment of the day. Thanks to Tim McQueen for reading my short story ‘Careering’ on last week’s edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover. If you missed the original broadcast, you can listen to the podcast of the program here. ‘Careering’ is from Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge, September 2020). Happy listening. Continue reading Careering on the radio

Launched and sailing

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate Monday’s launch of Broken Rules and Other Stories, whether on the night or via the recording afterwards. One of the many benefits of online literary events is their wide accessibility. I was lucky to be joined by so many supporters from Victoria, interstate, and overseas. What a treat to talk about the collection and more with fellow Transit Lounge author Catherine de Saint Phalle. I can’t thank Catherine enough for sending my first book into the world with such poetry, passion, and love. And thanks to Christine Gordon and Readings for such warm hospitality … Continue reading Launched and sailing

On the radio this week

Cover to Cover this Friday at 8:00pm, repeated Sunday 1:30pm, Vision Australia Radio (Melbourne 1179 am) & VA Radio Digital: Tim McQueen reads Barry Lee Thompson’s ‘Careering’ from Broken Rules and Other Stories and ‘Vacuum Lad’ by Stephen Baxter. Listen on the radio in Australia, or online from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. More info at the Vision Australia Radio website, here. Happy listening. Continue reading On the radio this week