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

Broken Rules, news

A couple of pieces of good news today. Broken Rules and Other Stories is now available from the Transit Lounge website, here, and from Readings, here. The official release date is 1 September, so this is an early opportunity to get hold of a copy of the book. It’s nice to know it’s finally out there after COVID-19 forced a reschedule from May. And an online launch has been set up with Readings for Monday 14 September at 6:30PM. Their online events usually last around 30 to 40 minutes, and are conducted on Zoom. Short and sweet, very relaxed, and … Continue reading Broken Rules, news

Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2020

I joined Ellen van Neerven, Carly Findlay, Clem Bastow, and Andy Jackson on the judging panel for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards. The results were announced last night at an online ceremony hosted by Emilie Zoey Baker. Andy revealed the five category winners, and Lord Mayor Sally Capp announced the overall winner. It was a treat to hear Emilie perform a poem at the end of the event. Results and further info can be found at the Libraries section of the City of Melbourne website, here. Congratulations to all shortlisted and winning writers. I thoroughly enjoyed working and … Continue reading Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards 2020