Blog

6 Jul 2017
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On Racism

This week, my first ever article was published in The Daily Life. It’s been a bit nerve-wracking to write for such a large readership. I mean, I know that I’ve written a book and all but 1) 1200 words is... More

22 May 2017
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The Writer’s Habitat

With just a few days to go before Sydney Writers Festival, I’ve been busy making my to-do list: Read fellow panellists’ books (half way there!) Secure tickets (Writing Race, Difficult Women, Nasty Women & Truly, Madly, Guilty) Get the hem taken up on... More

8 May 2017
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ABC Radio: Conversations with Richard Fidler

My conversation with Richard Fidler in front of a live audience at the Brisbane Powerhouse has hit the airwaves 📻 . Among many things, we talk striptease, racism and forgiveness. Speaking with Richard was a fantastic experience: he’s a masterful interviewer. Empathetic,... More

8 May 2017
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The Good Girl of Chinatown Launch

A massive, heartfelt THANK YOU to all who made it along to The Good Girl of Chinatown Official Launch last Thursday. Revellers and readers filled up the top floor of Better Read than Dead, stories and secrets were exchanged and we drank... More

8 May 2017
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Speaking with Feminartsy

Great to speak with Feminartsy​ this week about narrative, recurring motifs and diversity in theatre. To tell you the truth, when I decided to write – I didn’t immediately think my story would address overt political concerns. I think the... More

22 Apr 2017
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Conversations with Richard Fidler

I’m very excited to be heading to Brisbane on Friday 28 April for a live conversation with Richard Fidler at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Come hear us talk – raw and unfiltered – through the annals of personal and family history,... More

9 Apr 2017
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What I told Ciao….

Last month, I spoke to the lovely peeps at Ciao Magazine , a media stalwart in my local inner west about The Sydney Writers Festival, my upcoming book release, and they even managed to wrangle a cooking recipe out of me. Transcript... More

6 Apr 2017
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Sydney Writer’s Festival

The embargo’s been lifted, and I’m pleased to announce that I’m on the line-up of the 2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival. The theme this year is “Refuge,” and I’m on a panel called The Writer’s Habitat with some seriously bright lights... More

9 Apr 2016
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Mao’s Last Dancer

Of course it would take a famous memoir to lure me back to the stage. Mao’s Last Dancer is the story of a young boy plucked out of obscure, grinding poverty to train to become a ballet dancer a.k.a. revolutionary guard... More