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Davitt Awards

Jul 12 2017

I am so stoked that Goodwood has been shortlisted in two categories (Adult Novel and Debut) for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. These are awards for crime and crime-esque books written by Australian women. Congratulations to all short and longlisted authors. Winners are announced on August 26.


Jul 04 2017

I’ll be taking a break from new-book-writing to do a small solo tour in October/November. Sydney, Bulli, Newcastle & Cronulla – come along for an intimate performance of songs from 2004-2017, and some existential ramblings/stand-up ‘comedy’, depending on my mood. Tickets on sale tomorrow! Go here for more details.

ABIA Awards shortlist

May 18 2017

The shortlist for the 2017 ABIA Awards has been announced and I am so chuffed that ‘Goodwood’ has been shortlisted for two awards (Literary Fiction Book of the Year & the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year). It sits in fine company among some of my favourite books of the past year. Congratulations to all the nominees. Winners will be announced at the ceremony next week and, while I don’t expect to win, I do expect to sing a song on the night, along with Jimmy Barnes, who has been shortlisted for his memoir. Very good.

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Apr 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 done

Apr 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 Bowditch

Apr 02 2017

I went on my pal Clare Bowditch’s radio show last week in Melbourne and we sang Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ together. You can listen to it here.


Mar 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 Awards

Mar 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.