Another review

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I have always loved ANZ Litlovers blog ( and I love the blog even more now for selfish reasons: Who We Were, I discovered, was reviewed perceptively by Lisa Hill in July 2017. A link to the review is available here.

Guangzhou, China!

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Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, where I gave a talk as part of the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference in November, 2016. Information about APWT can be found on their website (soon to be re-developed) here.

Noted writers’ festival

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Noted writers’ festival in Canberra opens on March 16. The program is on the Noted website here.

This time last year

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I was watching videos of the “Dead Boys” from the 1970s in the Fales Collection at Bobst Library. And some of my research has paid off, I think. They’re in a key scene in The Flood is a Flawless Mirror for the Sky, the novel I’m working on.

Mythbusting Women in Literature

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Here we were, busting myths about women in literature at Gorman Arts Centre, August 2015, Rosanna Stevens (out of the frame), me, Zoya Patel and Julieanne Lamond. The text from the talk is published in Feminartsy here.


Essay in “Moving Worlds”

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Essay published in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings (translating Southeast Asia edition), with Merlinda Bobis, Jen Crawford and Dinah Sianturi. This was the culmination of a workshop in Singapore, and a lot of fun to write.

Bobis, Merlinda, Crawford, Jennifer, Neave, Lucy and Roma, Dinah. 2015. ‘Imagine Water: An Archipelago of Mini-Essays on Water as Geography, Resource and Metaphor.’ Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing 15.2: 109-125