Write to Publish, a tertiary level text book co-written with my good friend Gina Perry, was published by Allen & Unwin in 1999.
Jacaranda Avenue, a collection of 30 previously published non-fiction stories, was self-published in 2003. The Age said of Jacaranda Avenue: ‘Maskell is no cappuccino columnist, easily excited by his own navel fluff: rather his preoccupation is with the domestic details that inform the spirit: the meaning of a corrugated-iron water tank, the secret message in the static of a transistor radio. And while suburbia is usually synonymous with the banal, Maskell describes the fluidity of our lives within those safe streets..’
Jacaranda Avenue had a small print run of 400.
The Family Behind the Football by Syd Sherrin (Melbourne Books 2010) has some of Vin’s fingerprints. Vin was a guiding hand, helping Syd Sherrin pull together the original manuscript.
The 2008 edition of Best Australian Essays (Black Inc) includes My Brother’s Jumper, a story first published in The Big Issue.
The 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012 editions of The Footy Almanac include a handful of Vin’s match reports, amongst nearly 200 others by dozens of fellow writers and footy fans.
Footy Town, published in March 2013, includes my story A Beautiful Set of Numbers.