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Other People’s Houses

  Podcast: The Garret, ‘Writers on Writing – Interview by Astrid Edwards’, Jan 16 2020   Profile and Reviews ‘Publisher and Writer Hilary McPhee’,  Peter Craven, The Saturday Paper Brenda Niall of The Sydney Morning Herald Carmel Bird of The Australian Mark Rubbo, Readings Jane Cadzow of the Australian Book Review   Interviews: ABC Conversations, with […]

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Memoirs of a Young Bastard

About the Burstall Diaries   Tim Burstall began keeping a diary in late 1953 when he was twenty-six, married with two small sons. The Burstalls and four other young families were building their mudbrick houses around a large dam on a hillside on the edge of Eltham, a ruggedly beautiful semi-rural area to the north-east […]

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Wordlines

The published introduction can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format here . WORDLINES a selection of recent Australian writing I returned to Australia not long ago after a three-year absence, much of it spent working and writing in the Middle East. This time the feeling of dislocation and disorientation lasted for months. I knew I’d brought […]

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Other People’s Words

Chapter 4 – making books – as .pdf, available for viewing here.