“Digital Manipulation and the Uncanny Valley” – Kill Your Darlings
From the moment the first trailer for Tom Hooper’s Cats appeared online, discussions began around the sinister psychological divide between illusion and reality.
“The Shearer’s Daughter” – Verandah #34
The day my Year 11 Australian Studies teacher discovered my dad was a shearer, he practically did backflips of joy like a mechanical dog.
“Akilter” – Visible Ink #29 ‘The End’
The last journalist signed off from BBC radio at 2.30am London time. It was 11.30am here. Brett and I had his workmates over for Coronas and party pies.
“Poor writing: on bogan hunting in the bookshop” – Overland
Writing about growing up poor, especially on the internet, is like getting into a water balloon fight with an octopus – you launch your projectile out into the world and are immediately slapped in the face with a crap-tonne of slimy missiles in return.
“Bow and Bleekman” – Tincture Journal, Issue 13
He stands on the corner of Bow and Bleekman. She drops her handbag and her life flows out like a secret unbidden. He stoops to pick up letters and lipsticks. She is breathless and grateful.
Overland Fair Australia Prize — 2019 competition
Winner of the ‘best MEAA member entry’ prize.
Shortlisted for the essay prize.
Peter Cowan 600 — 2019 competition
Highly commended for two stories.