Essays

Selected essays and reviews:

July 2014
The Illusionist’s Trick
Griffith Review

February 2014
Piano Man (review of Alan Rusbridger’s Play It Again), Anne Summers Reports

December 2013
A Welcome Stranger, Sunday Age/Sydney Morning Herald

July 2013
Dry cleaned punk, Anne Summers Reports

Swimming Studies (review), Anne Summers Reports

Spring 2011
“Never stop looking”, an essay on photographing the dead and dying, for Griffith Review

May 2011
For the love of bridges: Hart Crane and meBookslut

February 2011
“Sex, verbs and rock ‘n’ roll” (on musician’s memoirs, for the Sydney Morning Herald): page 1page2

Adam Ross’s Mr Peanut scares horror guru Stephen King, for the Brisbane Courier-Mail

December 2010

Bible takes leap of faith in e-publishing, Courier-Mail 4-5 December

September 2010
WriteStuff magazine, “Some Thoughts on Memoir”
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November 2009
Short story: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, extempore journal of art, literature, and improvisation, Issue 3, November 2009.

Review of US trumpeter-composer Charles Tolliver with the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra on 28/10/09 at The Basement, Sydney, “A Cool Colony of Emperor Penguins”

August 2009
“Jazz Musicians and Writers Meet in Harlem” – a feature article for Jazz Australia on a symposium at the National Jazz Museum on the relationship between jazz writing and jazz music.

June 2009
Sydney PEN Magazine President’s Report, “Our mission is to tell the stories”
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January 2009
Psychologies magazine (UK), “First Person” (adapted extract from The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement)
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May 2008
Vogue (Australia), “With Compliments”
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October 2007
Time Out New York, “Breaking the Ice”

Winter 2007
Griffith Review“Sex and the Single Bed”

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