It's been a while, given the pandemic, but I will be appearing at an actual live event next month. I'll be on the literary panel at MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture at the Brisbane Powerhouse – alongside poet and local Mununjali author, Ellen van Neervan, and author, Holden Sheppard; hosted by Claire Christian. Tickets are on-sale now.
I am extremely excited to announce that ABC and ABC Studios International are developing my first novel, Goodwood, for a series. And, not only that, there is an amazing dream team of creative women working on it! Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller (the team behind The Letdown) are writing the adaptation. Alice Bell (Puberty Blues, The Beautiful Lie) and Claudia Karvan are producing, with executive producer Imogen Banks (of Endemol Shine Banks). Also executive producing are Sally Riley (ABC’s head of Drama, Comedy and Indigenous) and Keli Lee (ABC Studios International). Have a read!
Seeker Lover Keeper, my band with pals Sarah Blasko and Sally Seltmann, has new music and news! I can’t believe it’s been eight years since our last record. Our brand new single, ‘Let it Out’ is out today and the video stars the incredible Magda Szubanski, who I dearly love. It was directed by our friend Nat van den Dungen. You can watch it here.
To celebrate, we are playing two shows in July. In Sydney at the Landsowne with Jack Colwell and Elizabeth Fader; and at the Nortchcote Social Club in Melbourne with Kee’ahn and Alice Skye. Tickets are on sale now! Head over to our Seeker Lover Keeper websitefor more info.
I am very happy to be attending the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival in June. What a great line-up! I’ll be doing an in-conversation event with ex SMH music journalist, Bernard Zuel, discussing Cedar Valley, Goodwood, music and etc. I’m also taking part in two great looking panels. All info is here.
This Saturday, March 23, I’ll be appearing at Jugiong Writers Festival, discussing contemporary Australia fiction. On April 6 & 7, I’ll be at the Newcastle Writers Festival, talking about character and country. I am doing two Cedar Valley events for Sydney Writers Festival – one at Hurstville Library (April 30) and one Carriageworks (May 4). Also for SWF, I’ll be taking part in Gay For Page (May 3), which has a particularly excellent line-up this year. For Vivid Sydney, I’ll be playing a set with my old mate Jack Ladder on May 24, opening for other old mates, The Middle East (who are reforming) to celebrate Spunk Records’ 20th Anniversary. And finally, I’ll be part of this year’s Mark Colvin Conversation on May 29 at the AGNSW, a panel on the subject of inner life in the digital age. I will also play two songs at this. See you all at an event shortly. More info and ticket links are on the LIVE page.
If you’re interested in reading reviews of Cedar Valley, there are a whole lot now on the REVIEWS page.