Daydream or Perish in Good Reading Magazine

I’m thrilled to be able to share the wonder of my first writing retreat experience with readers of Good Reading magazine in their Writer’s Life section, published…

Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell

Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell by Marty McConnell leaving is not enough; you must stay gone. train your heart like a dog. change the locks…

On what would have been her 86th birthday

On my corkboard, clipped from Art Sheep: In commemoration of Anne Frank, on what would have been her 86th birthday. ”We aren’t allowed to have…

Labour in vain: the forgotten novels of Australia’s radical women

On my cork board, clipped from Overland: Not a month goes by in academia or in literary culture without a debate about Australia’s literary canon…

Blue is a mirage: a brief history of ultramarine

On my cork board, clipped from The Paris Review: Michelangelo couldn’t afford ultramarine. His painting The Entombment, the story goes, was left unfinished as the result…

So you think you’re an imposter?

On my cork board, clipped from The Pool: From Einstein to Emma Watson, seemingly confident achievers have confessed to massive self-doubt. But is it useful,…

The best life hack no one told you about

On my cork board, clipped from The Observer: We’re supposed to believe that relationships tie people down, that they are the death knell for creativity…

In living memory

The name of dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau is commemorated on a war memorial in Bélâbre, his native village in central France, along with those of other…