Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there. I’m a writer for The Monthly, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian, the Age, the Australian, The Believer, ABC Radio National and the NGV. Founder of The Lifted Brow, author of Salad Days, teacher at the University of Melbourne, Swinburne, RMIT and ACMI. Write to me, or click here for a longer, more boring CV.
In search of a good spray-tan and a chiropractic of the psyche.
The age-old battle between the train-lover and the rail-loather.
On the sudden ubiquity of the endurance challenge.
A provisional defense of the selfie.
Can space be juicier than its constituents?
On the permanent excellence of Shirley Jackson.
On the Australian phenomenon of the bogan, the mogan, the flogan, and the possible elitism of the festival after Woodstock.
I’ll be speaking about food, TV, selfies, and hip hop.
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My doctoral thesis.
From January to March, I was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.