Interview with Bill Wilkie, author of The Daintree Blockade

Last week I reviewed The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia's Tropical Rainforests. This week Bill Wilkie, the author of that excellent book, kindly took the time to answer some questions for me. He's also generously made a special offer to readers of this blog, Adventures in Biography. Details at the bottom of this post... Bill grew up in Brisbane and studied sociology and Australian history at the University of Queensland. He has lived in London, Dublin and Sydney, and travelled throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Bill now lives in [...]

2018-03-25T12:05:51+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Author Interviews, Writing|6 Comments

Death by Dim Sim

Stopped by Readings Books in Carlton today to pick up a copy of my friend's newly released memoir: Death by Dim Sim. So exciting to see it on the shelf. You should buy a copy too. Here's the blurb from the back cover. Sarah Vincent once tipped the scales at 122 kilos. She worked at the back of a hospital making calls and answering emails, but at three o'clock every afternoon she would answer a very special call - the call of the dim sim. Running the gauntlet of [...]

2018-03-25T01:19:20+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Book Review|5 Comments

HARDCOPY Writing Program 2017

HARDCOPY 2017 is now open for applications. The main reason I have a book publishing deal is because of HARDCOPY 2015 and I simply can't recommend this program enough. Don't think too hard about it - just put your application in! Apply here. Established in 2014, HARDCOPY is a national professional development program that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential. By creating an environment that is educative, vigorous and nurturing, HARDCOPY: helps writers develop their manuscripts; increases industry knowledge; facilitates relationships [...]

2018-03-25T11:47:58+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Writing|10 Comments