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Naming rites (preview)

January 18, 2013


The Big Issue has just published Naming Rites. Here’s how it starts: It is the day before Australia Day and a man is asking me the name of this part of the country. The traditional name. It is six in the morning, on the beach. Dawn. “I think this is Wathaurong country,” I offer, none […]

Waist deep

January 8, 2011


The Australian edition of The Big Issue has just published Waist Deep, a story about the ebb and flow of friendships, and about finding a sense of belonging. Here’s an excerpt: I had no place here, I told myself again. I’m an impostor, here for the benefit of my own selfish curiosity. But now standing […]

Swimming in ink

November 17, 2010


Eureka Street has today published Swimming in ink, a story that began with one thought – the opening line – and then took on a life of its own. Here’s an excerpt: He is out there, a fellow water man, in the real dark, in the blue-black ink. I am just here in the shallows, […]