SHORT FIC THOM

The other day a friend showed me the copy of Broken Rules they’d picked up from Footscray Library. The book had been carefully covered, a catalogue sticker affixed to the spine. Seeing this was as thrilling as seeing my book in a shop for the first time. In some ways maybe more so. There’s something wonderful about libraries and the books within them. Their permanence, for one thing. An illusion, I know, as old stock can be cleared from the shelves (and sold off, one would hope). But still, a library book holds more potential to reach multiple readers than … Continue reading SHORT FIC THOM

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Broken Rules and Other Stories

Thanks to everyone who’s supported Broken Rules and Other Stories this year. Whether you read the collection, for work or pleasure or both, or it’s on your to-read list, or if you simply visited this website, it represents a donation of time, one of our most precious resources, and I appreciate it. There’s more info on the book at the Transit Lounge website. While you’re there, why not browse through the other titles on their list, including those lined up for release in 2021. You can buy Broken Rules from Readings and many other bookstores in Australia. Most will post … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories

Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The latest edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover is now available as a podcast. The program features two more stories from my book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge): thanks to Tim McQueen for reading ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’. You can listen to the podcast from the VAR website, here. A downloaded audio file is here. The program is also available on Spotify. Happy listening! More on the work of Vision Australia Radio can be found at their website, here. Continue reading Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The Repeat

If like me you missed yesterday’s edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover, there’s another chance to catch it today at 1:30PM (AEST) on the radio in Australia or online wherever you are in the world. This week’s program features two short stories from my book Broken Rules and Other Stories: listen to Tim McQueen reading Overland VU Short Story Prize winner ‘Their Cruel Routines’, and be transported to bygone English seaside summers with ‘The Americans’. The program will shortly be released as a podcast. A reminder that VAR podcasts are now available on Spotify, as well as in … Continue reading The Repeat