On Wednesday 5 July I had a wonderful talk with Richard Fidler on the ABC Radio program Conversations about Thomas Guthrie Carr and my new book. It was so exciting and enjoyable, and everyone at the ABC was INCREDIBLY nice. To stream or download our chat, visit the Conversations website.
While I was in Queensland, I also had to good fortune to visit the Avid Reader bookshop, and talk to ABC journalist Paul Barclay for his podcast ‘Big Ideas’. That discussion about Charlatan was recorded, and will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Finally, I wound up my visit to Brisbane with a speech […]
I’ve just realised that for the last four months or thereabouts, my replies to website questions have not been posted, even though I’ve been writing them. The way I USED to post messages on Disqus isn’t working any more, but since I’m lax about checking the actual website, I only just noticed. My heartfelt apologies […]
Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief has been awarded an Honourable Mention for the Norma K. Hemming Award. The judges described it as a ‘witty book’ with ‘exceptionally well drawn characters’ that ‘brilliantly evokes the underclass and social politics of London’. The winner, shortlist and more information can be found at the Norma K Hemming Award […]
‘Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief’ has been shortlisted for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award, which recognises excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction. The winner will be announced on the 27th of March. Congratulations to all the other nominees! For a full list of the nominees, […]
For the last eight months or so, on and off, I’ve been writing a screenplay adaptation of ‘How to catch a Bogle’ (‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’, in Australia) with director Darren Ashton and producers Jodie Matterson and Kate Keegan. The first draft of this screenplay, which was written under […]
‘A Very Singular Guild’ has been named as a ‘Notable Book’ in the Younger Readers category of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards for 2015. It’s unusual to have a sequel distinguished in this way, so I’m very chuffed. Here is the full list of Younger Reader Notable Books, as […]