Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp, Scribe, 2018.

Essays and articles

‘A Ladder to the Ground’, The Victorian Writer: Write Place, Apr-May 2019

Walking the Blue Lake’, State Library of Victoria blog, 16 April 2019.

Elsie’s death on a rubbish tip was shameful. Her story reveals a gritty history buried under Melbourne’s Docklands’, ABC News, 9 April 2019

The Erasure of Melbourne’s Wetlands’, Such Was Life Blog, State Library of Victoria, 29 August 2016

‘Jubilee: a hymn for Elsie Williams on Dudley Flats,’ Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015, Writers Prize Finalists, Griffith Review eBook.

‘Status update: The demise of Wet Ink and a case for literary magazines as vital to the life of short fiction,’ Island Literary Magazine, 131, Summer 2012

‘An Impossible Initimacy’, Alice Pung profile, Melbourne Review, 6/10/2011, p.6

‘People Get Ready’, antiTHESIS, Vol 21: Futures, 2011

The lords of time‘, Griffith Review, Vol 31, Ways of Seeing, Autumn 2011.

‘Girl in the Red Dress’, NPR Berlin: Berlin Stories, (audio), 02 March 2010.

‘Berlin: United by the fall’ Adelaide Review, 29 October 2009, pp.10-11.

Five Acts of Friendship’ in Griffith Review Vol 8, People Like Us Winter 2005. (Anthologised in A Revealed Life: Australian Writers and their journeys in memoir, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007).

Refereed Journal Articles

Specters of Berlin in A.L McCann’s Subtopia and Christos Tsiolkas’ Dead Europe’, Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian Literature, June 2007

Picturing the Story: The use of image as a narrative device in WG Sebald and Brian Castro’ in Text: The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, Vol. 8, No. 1, April 2004.

Borges, Dante and the Golem: In search of the fallible God in Spiel’ in Text: The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, Vol. 7, No. 1, April 2003.


‘Big is not better when it’s about how we live’, Age (Melbourne), 27/12/2006, p. 13

The Climate Change Slap’, in New Matilda,26 October 2009,