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    THE WRITING LIFE: Archive





Musings on the Writing Life can be found below:

  • Writer In Residence - ADELAIDE CITY LIBRARY
  • Review of Quiet City
  • The Novelist As Island
  • The Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship
  • The Little Soldier an extract from my book Quiet City
  • Quiet City
  • Capturing The Castle
  • On Gathering, And Paring Back
  • Life On The Open Road
  • Depths Of Glitter
  • The Sleepers Almanac
  • The Joy Of The Shortlist
  • Night In The Garden
  • Things We Do And Do Not See Coming
  • The Secret Lives Of Rooms
  • The Comfort Of A Creative Journal
  • Love of Letters
  • Notes on the Gothic Garden & its Flowers
  • A Time To Gather Seed
  • From A Chair In The Garden
  • Being A Writer: Ten True Things
  • Of Machines And Paper Boats
  • Tuition & Mentoring
  • The Idea Of A Chair
  • Working Through The Writing Seasons
  • The Last Book
  • The Romance Of The House
  • Writing In The Dark
  • The Pleasures of Pen And Ink
  • Writing Towards A New Year
  • Living In The Dumb Blonde
  • The Patient Art
  • The Art Of Reading
  • A Few Of My Favourite Things
  • A Time To Speak, A Time To Be Silent
  • Seeking The Inevitable
  • A Writing Summer
  • The People's Choice Award
  • The Carolan Thread
  • Death Wishes
  • On The Gentle Art Of Jam Making
  • Where The Fast Boys Are
  • On The Blessing Of Beauty
  • Talking Books
  • Book Reviews
  • Writing wet-in-wet
  • If You Were Mine - Book Launch
  • In An Altered State Of Mind
  • On The Death Of Nuala O'Faolain
  • Nights in the Asylum wins the 2008 Nita B. Kibble Literary Award
  • Shortlisted for the Nita B. Kibble Literary Award - April 2008
  • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize - February 2008
  • Summer Reading - January 2008
  • Jacaranda Time - November 2007
  • Back From Ireland - October 2007
  • When Writers and Readers Meet - September 2007
  • Cafe Writing - August 2007
  • Sydney Writers' Festival 2007
  • Book Launch
  • UK Publication Day
  • Publication Day - Australia
  • First print of the novel arrives
  • January 2007
  • Book Contract - July 2006
  • An Audience With Murray Bail
  • First Offers - April 2006
  • Adelaide Writers' Week - March 2006
  • Submitting The Novel - February 2006
  • Christmas Page - December 2005
  • The End of the Academic Year - November 2005