bibliographie complète

Romans
Archipelago Of Souls (Picador 2015)
The Grand Hotel (Vintage Random House 2010)
Ron McCoy’s Sea Of Diamonds (Picador 2007)
The Patron Saint Of Eels (Picador 2005)

Livres d’artiste
A Smile At Arm’s Length – Digital Emissions & Selfie Obsessions In The Landscape of 2016 (2016) - fine artist-book, limited edition of 12 copies –- in collaboration with engraver Jiri Tibor Novak. To be held in major collections across Australia.

Visitors (2012) – fine artist book in a limited edition of 12 copies, consisting of 12 visual and written portraits of animal species introduced onto the Australian continent after European colonisation. In collaboration with engraver Jiri Tibor Novak. Purchased by National Library of Australia, State Library of NSW, State Library of Victoria, Baillieu Library University of Melbourne, Alfred Deakin Collection, Deakin University, Fryer Library University Of Queensland, Geelong Regional Library, and private collectors.

Prix

Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2006 : The Patron Saint Of Eels

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, 2011 : The Neighbour’s Beans –

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, 2014 : The 900s Have Moved – Highly Commended

Commendation from WB Yeats Society of Ireland for The Black Tower : Songs From The Poetry Of WB Yeats as the ‘finest musical interpretations of WB Yeats ever made’.

Australia Council Literature Grant – 2008
Australia Council Literature Grant – 2012
Australia Council Literature Grant – 2015

Poésie
Six Different Ways : in collaboration with Michael Farrell, Kieran Carroll etc (Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 1999)
Trace : in collaboration with photographer Robert Ashton (Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 2003)

School Book Projects –
Directed, edited, classroom facilitated - History Book Project – Characters,
for Forrest Primary School (2013)
Directed, edited, classroom facilitated CASS Book Project – Lighthouse to
Louttit Bay for Lorne –Aireys Inlet College (2010)

Musique
Ampliphones : musical vignettes on the emotional effects of climate change (Distributed online through Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 2014 - )
The Flash Road : Scenes From The Building Of The Great Ocean Road- primary composer, producer and performer (Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 2005)
Trace : soundtrack to accompanying book (Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 2003)
The Black Tower : Songs From The Poetry Of WB Yeats - primary composer and performer(Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 1998)
Barroworn : Mangowak Days primary composer and performer (Merrijig Word & Sound Co. 1995)
Untitled Red : No Evangelism (Fatal Shore 1992)

Short Fiction, Single Poems, Non-Fiction, Essays, Literary Criticism, Lectures, Exhibitions, and Festival Appearances –

2016
- Feature review of ‘Drowning In Wheat – Selected Poems of John Kinsella’, published by The Weekend Australian Review
- ‘Arcadia and The Sheep’ on Anna Pavord’s ‘Landskipping’, published in The Age/SMH
- Upsetting The Dogs – short story published in Island magazine
- Deas The Boy Shepherd – short story published in Review Of
Australian Fiction
- Fox Petition Finds Human Comedy In Politics – on Jennifer
Maiden’s ‘The Fox Petition’, published in The Weekend
Australian Review
- Appeared in four sessions at Perth Writers Festival
- Appeared in conversation at Adelaide Writers Festival with Geordie Williamson on Archipelago Of Souls
- Feature article on ‘Drowning In Wheat- Selected Poems of John Kinsella’, to be published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Appeared at Clunes Literary Festival
- Appeared at Queenscliffe Literary Festival

2015
- Feature article on Black Inc Best Australian Poems, Essays & Stories, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on ‘The Rise Of The Machines’, poems of Peter Goldsworthy, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on ‘Weatherland’ by Alexandra Harris, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on ‘The Work Of The Dead’ by Thomas Laqueur, published in The Age/SMH
- Feature article on ‘Heart Starter’, poems by John Tranter, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Appeared in two sessions at Melbourne Writers Festival
- Feature article on Nobel Prize winning novelist Patrick Modiano,
published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Review of ‘Fish Ladder’ by Katherine Norbury, published in The
Age/SMH
- Photocanto, poem published in The Age/SMH
- Review of Melissa Harrison ‘At Hawthorn Time’ in The Weekend
Australian Review
- The Madeness, short story published in Meanjin
- Feature article on Net Needle, poems by Robert Adamson,
published in The Weekedn Australian Review
- Betraying The Loch, essay on Robert MacFarlane, published in the
Sydney Review of Books
- Feature article on ‘Landmarks’ by Robert MacFarlane, published
in The Age/SMH
- ‘Mislaid Books Of The Sea – The Sea Of Cortez’, feature piece in
Great Ocean Quarterly
- Review of Tommy Wieringa ‘These Are The Names’, published in
The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on ‘Wild Track’, poems by Kevin Hart, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Review of Patrick Modiano ‘Suspended Sentences’, published in The Age/SMH
- ‘Mislaid Books Of The Sea – Tove Jansson’s Moominpappa At Sea’, feature piece in Great Ocean Quarterly
- Feature article on Black Inc Best Australian Poems Stories Essays, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- ‘Mislaid Books Of The Sea – Strandloper by Alan Garner’, feature piece in Great Ocean Quarterly

2014
- The Submerged Moon – essay on Colm Toibin, published in the Sydney Review Of Books
- Review of Cormac James’ ‘The Surfacing’, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- ‘Mislaid Books Of The Sea – The Country Of The Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett’, feature piece in Great Ocean Quarterly
- The 900s Have Moved, short story published in Australian Book Review magazine
- Review of ‘Roberto Bolano’s Fiction, An Expanding Universe’ by Chris Andrews, published in The Age/SMH
- ‘Mislaid Books of The Sea – George Mackay Brown Collected Poems’, feature piece in Great Ocean Quarterly
- Review of ‘H Is For Hawk’ by Helen Macdonald, published in The Age/SMH
- The Lost Cross, poem published in Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on photographer Robert Ashton’s 1970s Fitzroy
exhibition, published in The Age/SMH
- Review of ‘The Fly Trap’ by Fredrik Sjoberg, published in The
Age/SMH
- Feature piece on the death of novelist Liam Davison, published in
The Age/SMH
- Review of Graham Swift’s ‘England and Other Stories’, published
in The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature article on Michael Schmidt’s ‘The Novel’, published in
The Age/SMH
- Euclid’s Sea Eagles, poem published in Weekend Australian Review
- The Teacher, short story published in the Griffith Review
- Feature article on Tove Jansson, published in The Weekend
Australian Review
- Review of Sebastian Barry ‘The Temporary Gentleman’, published
in The Age/SMH
- The Sea Guinanes - audiobook, published by Great Ocean
Quarterly
- The Sea Guinanes (Part 2), short story published in Great Ocean
Quarterly
- Feature review of ‘Walter Benjamin : A Critical Life’, published in
The Age/SMH

2013
- The Sea Guinanes (Part 1), short story published by Great Ocean Quarterly
- Gain A Reedy Companion, poem published in Weekend Australian Review
- Feature review of Reiner Stach : ‘Kafka The Years Of Insight’, published in The Age/SMH
- Feature article – ‘Tabucchi’s Marmalade In The Hotel Doma’, published in The Weekend Australian Review
- Feature review of ‘Italo Calvino Letters’, published by The Age/ SMH
- Exhibition – Merrang @ Boom – video installation Tomb Of The Absent Male Rider - Boom Gallery, Geelong Australia
- And When I Woke, poem - published by The Age/ SMH
- Feature article ‘Through The Prism Of Ancient Practice’,
published by The Age/ SMH

2012
- Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize – Judge
- The Moth Mass, short story published as e-book by Random
House
- Exhibition of mounted and framed pages of fine artist book visitors
- Deakin University Library, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
- Exhibition of mounted and framed pages of fine artist books visitors – opened by Hilary McPhee at QDOS Gallery, Lorne, Victoria, Australia
- Speaking tour of High Country Library Corporation regional libraries, Victoria
- Review of ‘The Ballad Of Moondyne Joe’ by John Kinsella and Niall Lucy for Australian Book Review magazine
- Review of ‘New Ways To Kill Your Mother’ essays by Colm Toibin, published by The Age/ SMH
- Feature article - ‘From Arthur Streeton’s Lookout In Lorne’, published by The Age/SMH
- Essay – What Jesus Wrote On The Earth, published by John Garrett Publishing
- Interview Feature with Carrie Tiffany, published by Readings Books

2011
- Review of Steven Amsterdam ‘What The Family Needed’, published in The Age/SMH
- Review of Sebastian Barry ‘On Canaan’s Side’, published by The Age/SMH
- Appeared at Ex Libris Port Fairy Writers Festival
- Appeared at Bellingen Writers Festival
- Appeared at Gold Coast Writers Festival
- The Neighbour’s Beans, published in Australian Book Review
magazine
- Review of Dermot Healy ‘Long Time No See’, published in The
Age/SMH
- Reading ‘From Ulysses On Bloomsday’ at Geelong Library
- Essay – Coastal Communion, published in Eureka Street magazine
- Review of Neil Jordan ‘Mistaken’, published in The Age/SMH
- Appeared at Perth Writers Festival
- Essay - Germaine Greer’s Catholic Education, published in Eureka
Street magazine
- Review of Gunter Grass ‘The Box’, published by The Age/SMH

2010
- Writers residency – Arthur Boyd Property, Bundanon, NSW
- Review of Colm Toibin’s ‘The Empty Family’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Appearance at Castlemaine Library, Victoria, Australia
- Feature memoir piece ‘Song Of The Magpie’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Review of Joseph O’Connor ‘Ghost Light’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Feature review of William Trevor – ‘Collected Stories’, published
by The Age/SMH
- Feature article on Knut Hamsun, published by The Age/SMH
- Feature article on Cezanne and Morandi, published by The
Age/SMH
- Appearance and lecture at Monash Gallery (MGA) on poetry and
the image

2009
- Feature Interview with MJ Hyland for Reading Books & Music
- Feature memoir piece ‘A Duty To Jenny’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Skiffleboard Judgement, short story published by Ecopoetics
- Feature review on Halldor Laxness biography The Islander,
published by The Age/SMH 2008
- Stealing Water, short story published in Griffith Review
- Review of John Marsden’s ‘Hamlet’, published by The Age/SMH
- Feature article ‘Four Buried Treasures of Australia’, published by
NZ Book Council Booknotes magazine
- Appearance by Kimberley Writers Festival
- Review of Gil Anderson ‘The Outlander’
- Undertook research project for biography of Father Bob Maguire
for Harper Collins Australia
- Review of ‘Wolf Totem’ by Jiang Rong, published by The
Age/SMH
- Appeared at Sydney Writers Festival
- Writers Residency – Arthur Boyd property, Bundanon, NSW
- In Conversation event at South Coast Writers Centre, Nowra
- Review of Stephen Galloway ‘The Cellist of Sarajevo’, published
by The Age/SMH
- Appeared at Frankston Library for The Summer Read
- Appeared at Bendigo Library for The Summer Read

2007
- Recorded audiobook of novel Ron McCoy’s Sea Of Diamonds
- Appeared at Big Sky Geraldton Writers Festival
- Appeared at Melbourne Writers Festival
- Appeared at Albany Writers Festival
- Feature article ‘Smokeless & Anxious in the 21st Century Local’,
published in Venue magazine
- Conducted Masterclass for VATE
- Feature article ‘Bonafide Traveller’, published in Venue magazine
- Feature review of Gunter Grass ‘Peeling The Onion’, published by
The Age/SMH
- Review of Michael Ondaatje ‘Divisadero’, published by The
Age/SMH
- The Age Short Story Prize – Judge

2006
- Presentation on my novel The Patron Saint Of Eels (a set text for
VCE Literature) for VATE conference
- Review of Andrew McGahan ‘Underground’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Appearance at Dirty Words Festival – Landscape & Fiction
- Feature article ‘Right Up Your Alley’, published in Venue
magazine
- Appeared at Wordstorm – Darwin Writers Festival
- Review of MJ Hyland ‘Carry Me Down’, published by The
Age/SMH
- Review of Imre Kertesz ‘Fatelessness’, published by The Age/SMH
- Review of Ismail Kadare, published by The Age/SMH

2005
- Review of Murray Bail ‘Notebooks’, published by The Age/SMH
- Review of John McGahern ‘Memoir’, published by The Age/SMH
- Heavenly Morning Along The Roads, short story, published in Space
New Writing
- Appearance at Chisholm Institute ‘Text In The City’

2004
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : Golf & The Sydney Peace
Prize’, published in New Matilda
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : Letter From The Great Ocean
Road’, published in New Matilda
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : Post Election Geography at
Café Gosh’
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : A Hyperaesthete On Election
Eve’, published in New Matilda
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : The Trouble With Acoustic
Privacy’, published in New Matilda
- Feature article, ‘Lifestyle Republic : Voluntary Simplicity at Café
Gosh’, published in New Matilda 1997
- Fish Ladder, novella, published by Merrijig Word & Sound Co, as part of Limited Edition 3-Book Box North Centre South

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