‘Charlatan’ in Sydney
I’ll be talking about Charlatan at two free events in Sydney, on Wednesday 12 July. The first commences at 12:30 pm at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, at 280 Pitt Street. The second will be at Five Dock Library (4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock) and will kick off at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!
In Conversation with Richard Fidler
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.
Also in Brisbane …
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 […]
Thumbs Up for Theophilis Grey!
Many thanks to Kate de Goldi for her lovely review of my two ‘Theophilus Grey’ books on Radio New Zealand last month. To listen to the program, visit the RNZ website. The reviews start at the 3:50 mark.
Apology to My Fans
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 […]
Honourable Mention – Norma K Hemming Award
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, […]
Foray Into Screenwriting
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 […]
Voices on the Coast
I’ll be appearing at the Voices on the Coast Literature Festival on the 16th and 17th of July, at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast. For full details, visit the Voices on the Coast website. Hope to see you there!
One of the Best!
The Booklist Reader, published by the American Library Association, has listed ‘Evil Genius’ as one of its ’100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years’. Yay! For the complete list, visit The Booklist Reader website.