Recent Fiction

VONA/Voices Residency Fellow, Novel writing residency with Chris Abani (2015)

Ray Koppe Young Writer's Residency, Finalist for novella 'Salvation, Tibet' (2013)

Prick of the Spindle, short story 'The Summer of '89' (2009)

NSW Play Now Act Now, finalist in microfiction section for ‘Christmas Carol’ (2007)

Alan Marshall Short Story Award, finalist in youth division for 'The Summer of '89' (2004)

UNSWeetened Fiction Prize, winner for 'Early' (2003)


Recent Theatre

‘Songs from the Upside Down’ for solo female voice, commissioned by soprano Leah Hawkins. Composed by Paul Castles (2019)

Crossing Bridges Broadway Artists Program (Covenant House), Guest artist holding a writing masterclass for homeless New York city youth and team leading in 24 hour play festival (2016)

Victorian Opera/Chambermade Opera, NOVA (New Opera Voices Australia) fellow for the libretto of the short opera 'Little Deaths'. Composed by Paul Castles, conducted by Richard Gill (2012)

Victorian College of the Arts, ‘The Good People’, various monologues, directed by Richard Murphett (2011)

Recent Essays

The Offing, 'Fractured Fragments' (2016)

The Brooklyn Quarterly, 'The Little Nun' (2015)

The Brooklyn Quarterly, 'New York Minuet' (2015)


Recent Reviews and Interviews

Washington Post, Review of 'Little Fires Everywhere' by Celeste Ng (2017)

Washington Post, Review of 'The Elephants in my Backyard' by Rajiv Surendra (2016)

Guardian US, Roxane Gay on Lemonade: 'By the power of Beyonce, I'll overcome my fear' (2016)

Guardian US, PEN World Voices festival: what can novelists do to help the refugee crisis? (2016)

Guardian US, Class A books: PEN World Voices Festival opens with riffs on drugs (2016)

Washington Post, Review of 'Voyage Le Corbusier' by Jacob Brillhart (2016)

Guardian Australia, Review of 'The Family Law', Season One (2016)

Guardian UK, A life of escaping conflict: 'I don't feel like a Burundian – I am a refugee' (2015)

Washington Post, Review of 'The Trip', by Deborah Davis (2015)

Washington Post, Review of 'The Life and Death of Sophie Stark' by Anna North (2015)

Los Angeles Times, Carolina de Robertis talks about dancing through history with her novel 'The Gods of Tango' (2015)

Washington Post, Review of 'Destruction Was My Beatrice' by Jed Rasula (2015)

Los Angeles Times, Review of 'China Rich Girlfriend' by Kevin Kwan (2015)

Los Angeles Times, Review of 'Mislaid' by Nell Zink (2015)

Guardian US, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Fear of causing offence becomes a fetish' (2015)

Guardian US, PEN World Voices festival: how a 'whole imaginative constellation' was destroyed (2015)

Boston Globe, Review of 'I Refuse' by Per Petterson (2015)

Washington Post, Review of 'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara (2015)

Los Angeles Review of Books, Long review of 'Frog' by Mo Yan (2015)

Los Angeles Times, Novelist Tania James talks rogue elephants, India and conservation (2015)

Boston Globe, Review of 'I Am Radar' by Reif Larsen (2015)

Chicago Tribune, Review of 'In the Beginning was the Sea' by Tomás González (2015)

Washington Post, Review of 'Blood-Drenched Beard' by Daniel Galera (2015)

Guardian US, Review of 'Find Me' by Laura Van Den Berg (2015)

Guardian US, Eddie Huang won't back down: 'I'm on TV because I tell the truth' (2015)

Guardian US, Toxic Psalms: 'We are instructed too much – how to understand, how to feel' (2015)

Guardian Australia, Review of 'The Snow Kimono' by Mark Henshaw (2014)

Guardian Australia, Review of 'When The Night Comes' by Favel Parrett (2014)

Guardian Australia, Review of Don Giovanni by Opera Australia (2014)

Guardian Australia, Review of 'Demons' by Wayne Macauley (2014)