Anniversary of Tate/LaBianca Murders
Silver Lake Houses
Revisiting Judy Blume's Forever
My formative trashreads (forthcoming Walker Books)
Art echoing Life (published in Mothers & Others, Pan Macmillan)
I think freelancing is a hard gig and the writer's life is just paved with rejection and some days I can skip over those stones, but other times I stub my toe so hard I don't want to get back up.
I also did a smattering of school visits including a great residency at St Albans Secondary College... With Lisa D'Onofrio and young artists at Signal we made The Map of Melbourne Firsts - another exploration into Melbourne and mapping and storytelling. I also joined the lovely folk at the Stella Schools Programme as an ambassador - yay!
It's been a big year in OZYA - what with the whole #LoveOZYA thing and great books coming out faster than I can read them - (but I did read and adore Fiona Wood's Cloudwish, Vicki Wakefield's In Between Days, Gabrielle Williams' The Guy, The Girl, Lili Wilkinson's Green Valentine and Dianne Touchell's A Small Madness) My favourite adult books I read this year included Miranda July's The First Bad Man, Tony Birch's The Promise, Deborah Levy's Swimming Home and Rebecca Solnit's everything. My favourite TV show was Transparent.