Sydney Writers’ FestivalApr 10 2017
I am so happy to be part of the awesome line up for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival. I am doing three panels, including two which are specifically about Goodwood (one at Walsh Bay and one at Castle Hill Library). I’m also doing Talking ‘Til Late with Chris Taylor, alongside Russian journalist, Mikhail Zygar, and British neurosurgeon, Henry Marsh. More information is here.
tour is doneApr 02 2017
Thanks to everyone who came along to a show on our After a Time Tour. We had a blast. It was really nice playing new and old songs, and standing on some familiar stages. A few nice reviews of our shows were written, too. There was this one and this one, both about our Sydney show. Plus this one from Newcastle. And this one from Perth. How friendly. I shall now return to my desk and begin work on another book, wish me luck.
‘Wicked Game’ with Clare BowditchApr 02 2017
NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVALMar 28 2017
I am very pleased to be heading back to Newcastle in April to talk about Goodwood at the Newcastle Writers Festival. I am appearing at two events on Saturday April 8: Coming of Age with Alice Pung and Peggy Frew; and Musical Notes with Peggy Frew. Both events are free. More info is here.
ABIA AwardsMar 22 2017
I am so stoked that Goodwood has been longlisted – in two categories – for the Australian Book Industry Awards. It’s up for Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. I am mainly so happy to be alongside so many great books which I have read and loved. Congratulations to everyone.
‘See!’ is back!Mar 04 2017
To all of you who’ve been asking after See! (my album of original children’s songs) in recent months: thanks for asking. I am now pleased to announce that See! has been re-released. It’s back on all digital platforms – to buy or stream – worldwide. AND it’s back on CD too, for sale at the merch desk on my upcoming tour. See you then.
sydney show sold outFeb 21 2017
Our Sydney show has now SOLD OUT. Thanks Sydney! If you missed out and fancy a road trip, there are still tix available for our show at the Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba on March 9, or the Milton Theatre on March 11.
after a timeFeb 16 2017
My new album, After a Time, is out today. It was recorded & mixed by Tim Kevin at his Tempe River Studios in Sydney. Bree van Reyk played drums, Joey Fuse played bass, Mick Turner played guitar, Marcus Whale played saxophone, Jens Birchall played cello, and Mark Kozelek sang. Tim and I did the rest. Cover photograph by Zoe Bell. You can read all about it here and you can buy it or stream it here. I hope y’all enjoy.