SHIRLEY HAZZARD'S THE TRANSIT OF VENUS: An edited version of my Sydney Ideas lecture is now online here at the Sydney Review of Books.
SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL MAY 18-24:
I am delighted to be hosting two events, with the brilliant novelists JOAN LONDON and AMY BLOOM, both on Thursday May 21. Book now before they sell out. Full festival program here.
FORTHCOMING NOVEL: My new novel, The Natural Way of Things, will be published in October 2015 by Allen & Unwin. Details to come.
VIRTUAL WRITER'S GROUP: I am joining A Mind of One's Own's Alison Manning and the Australian Society of Authors to run a six-month online writing group. Details here.
WORDS ON THE STAGE: The art of chairing & hosting literary events - a short & useful guide
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