I have had many articles published, mainly on writing, literature, digital culture, film and visual arts, including reviews, editorials, interviews and personal essays. More recent and my favourite articles are featured here. Many earlier articles are archived at RealTime.

  • ‘A sinking island and a looming cataclysm’, book review of Lucy Treloar’s Wolfe Island, The Saturday Paper, September 20 (2019).
  • ‘See What You Made Me Do’, book review of Jess Hill’s megahit, The Saturday Paper, July 27 (2019).
  • ‘Katherine Bode on how to use the Australian Newspaper Fiction Database’, interview, Newswrite, Autumn (2019).
  • ‘Islands’, novel by Peggy Frew, book review. The Saturday Paper, March 9 (2019).
  • ‘Communicating the incommunicable: celebrating the work of Richard Flanagan’, essay/review, Sydney Writers’ Festival Writers + Writing, December 7 (2015).


  • •‘Catherine Harris’ Novel The Family Men Examines the Misogyny of Football Culture’, book review, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October
  • •‘Trip to the Dark Side of the Moon’, book review, Nic Lowe’s Arms Race, The Australian, 9 August
  • •‘Women, Writing and Anger’, essay and interviews with Australian writers, Open Field magazine and app #3, 16 June
  • •‘Art, Empathy and Action: The television of intimate connections’, TV reviewTrue Detective, Rake, Redfern Now, Homeland, Girls, RealTime #120, April–May
  • •‘Tim Handfield Photographs Desire and Decay in Suburban Melbourne’, photography/visual arts review, ABC Arts Online, April
  • •‘Stripped Down in Seething Cities’, book review, Vanessa Berry’s Ninety9 and Luke Beesley’s New Works on Paper, The Australian, 22 February
  • •‘What to Expect When You’re Prospecting’, essay, marketing books in the digital age, Obsession with Books blog, based on talk I gave at NSW Writers’ Centre, 31 January


  • •‘When the Yellow Wattle Blooms’, visual arts review and interviewartists Tom Nicholson, Jonathan Jones and Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy, Future Memorials at Tarrawarra Museum of Art, ABC Arts Online, 18 December
  • •‘Questions More Interesting Than Answers’, photography/visual arts review, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, ABC Art Online, September
  • •‘Disconnected in a Connected World: What are Teenagers Doing Online?’, essay, researching teenage girls in the digital age for just_a_girl, Wheeler Centre blog, 22 July
  • •‘New Voices with a Western Accent’, book review, Cameron Raynes’ Colour of Kerosene, The Australian, 16 March


  • ‘Grieving for the Book’, guest blogger at ABC Open, 28 November
  • ‘Village Green’, Castlemaine roundup: where to shop, eat, visit, Peppermint Magazine, Summer 2012
  • ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, book review, Edwina Preston’s The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 October; review also published in The Age, 27 October
  • ‘Beyond the Bonkbuster’, profile Australian erotic writing, Newswrite #205, October–November
  • ‘Writing for Kids and Young Adults’, book review and profile, Three Novelettes, Newswrite #203, June–July
  • ‘Writing Mothers’, essay, Island Magazine #129, Winter 2012
  • ‘What Else Goes Missing in a Disappearance’, film review, Wish You Were Here, RealTime #108, April-May
  • ‘Spotlight on Shame’, TV review, Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap, RealTime #107, Feb-March
  • Swallow the Air‘, book review, Tara June Winch’s first novel, NSW Writers’ Centre blog


  • ‘Audacity of Vision’, interview Veronica Gleeson, Screen Australia, Newswrite #199, Oct-Nov
  • iPad: the Starter Kit’, review Apps for and about writers, Newswrite #199, Oct-Nov
  • ‘Apps, Dim Sum and Astronaut’s Wives’, Powerhouse Museum exhibition review, Annette Shun Wah’s China Heart, RealTime #102, April-May
  • ‘Can Film do Facebook?’, film reviewCatfish and The Social Network, RealTime #101, Feb-March
  • ‘Ask a Librarian’, interview Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville, State Library of NSW, Newswrite #194, Dec-Jan


  • ‘Coming of Age in Cane Country’, film review, Belinda Chayko’s Lou, RealTime, online exclusive, 12 July
  • ‘Confessions & Generations’, film review, Gillian Armstrong’s Love, Lust and Lies, RealTime #97, June-July
  • ‘Meditations in Pure Space’, film review, Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks’ Salt, RealTime #97, June-July
  • ‘Campions Realm of the Senses’, film review, Jane Campion’s Bright Star and earlier works, RealTime #96, April-May
  • Spread‘, DVD review, Empire, February
  • I Sell the Dead‘, DVD review, Empire, February
  • ‘A Comic-Romantic Crusader for our Times’, film review, Leon Ford’s Griff the Invisible, RealTime, online exclusive, 17 January
  • ‘We’re on the Road to Nowhere’, film and book reviewThe Road, RealTime #94, Dec-Jan
  • ‘Boys with Attitude’, film review, Scott Hicks’ The Boys are Back, RealTime #94, Dec-Jan
  • ‘A Film for all Markets’, film review, David Caesar’s Prime Mover, RealTime #94, Dec-Jan
  • ‘m-book: All Thumbs’, cell-phone novels, Marieke Hardy’s texttales, RealTime #94, Dec-Jan


  • ‘Mothers and Children’, film review, Ana Kokkinos’ Blessed, RealTime #93, Oct-Nov
  • The Diary of Anne Frank‘, DVD review, Empire, June
  • ‘Shimmering Beauty, Dark Vision’, film review, Glendyn Ivin’s Last Ride, RealTime #91, June-July
  • ‘He’s Watching the Detectives’, book review, Ross Gibson’s The Summer Exercises, RealTime #91, June-July
  • ‘Bogan Dreams and Endless Love’, film review, Eric Bana’s Love the Beast, RealTime #90, April-May
  • ‘Little People, Big Animation’, film review, Adam Elliot’s Mary and Max, RealTime #90, April-May
  • Closed for Winter‘, film review, Metro Magazine #160, March


  • ‘History of the IF Awards‘, 3-part series, IF Magazine
  • Whaledreamers‘, film review, IF Magazine #113, September
  • ‘Bleak Days for the Aussie Male’, Sydney Film Festival overview, RealTime #86, Aug-Sept
  • ‘Bones Buried Deep in the Landscape’, film review, Nash Edgerton’s The Square, Metro Magazine #157, June