Publications


List of selected publications and miscellanea


Kindling II



Short stories in print anthologies:


"The Snake's Tail"; in Kindling III (2016). Sydney: Writer's Edit Press. 

Based on a true story from my mother's childhood in Ghana. My grandmother, a somewhat eccentric author of books on African wildlife, arranged a dead snake in a coil, froze it in the kitchen freezer, and then gave it to my mother to take to her primary school for show-and-tell.

It looked very lifelike. Pandemonium ensued.

"Friedrich's Goat"; in Kindling II (2015). Sydney: Writer's Edit Press.

Based on the true story of how my great-uncle, a former World War II fighter pilot for Britain, returned the Iron Cross to the widow of a man he shot down.

"Crossed Out"; in Stew and Sinkers (2013). Canberra: Stringybark Publishing.

Explores the true story of how my great-grandfather accidentally had our whole family excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Warning for the godly: holy water suffers irreversible harm.

"Elsewhere"; in Marngrook (2012). Canberra: Stringybark Publishing.

I actually wrote this story in my final year of school, when I was 17. Clearly my upcoming final exams had me in a wonderful emotional place, for I chose to write about the experiences of a conscientious objector sent to the front at Fromelles, during World War I.


Further details of my writing in print are available via my Goodreads profile.


Poetry:


(2017). Iffy. Bossy, [online] 23 July. Available here.

(2013). Riddle. Woroni: Creative Edition, [online], pp.10 (pp.13 in print edition). Available via Woroni here.

(2017). The Fireblight. ScienceWise, [online] 3 July. Available here.

(2017). The Road Mistaken. Woroni, [online] 18 April. Available here.

(2017). The Thesis. ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, [online] 6 July. Available here.

(2017). Vertical Gardens. ANU Woroni Creative Magazine, pp.45. High Rise Competition Fellowship Shortlistee. Available here.


Articles online:


2017

(2017). Fire, Fire, burning blight. ScienceWise, [online] 3 July. Available here

(2017).  Il Matrimonio? Preferisco Guidare Il Mio Motorino In Giro Per L'Africa Prima (Marriage? I'd Rather Ride My Scooter Around Africa First). Woroni, [online] 24 March. Available here.

(2017). On theses, keeping it real, and Edgar Allan Poetry. ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, [online] 6 July. Available here.

(2017). Self-help, Beauty Privilege, and the Truth About Confidence. Lip Magazine, [online] 17 February. Available here.

(2017). Translator, Traitor. Capital Letters: Blog of the ACT Writers Centre, [online] 20 September. Available here.

(2017). Ultimate Guide: 9 Fiction Genres You Should Know About. Writer's Edit, [online] 18 September. Available here

(2017). Writing Wrongs. The Feminist Wire, [online] 24 April. Available here

(2017). You Are Invited To Vote In The Spherical Earth Postal Survey. Bossy, [online] 26 September. Available here


2016 

(2016).  Brood For Thought: On The Enduring Appeal Of The Moody Male Lead. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America, [online] 11 November. Available here

(2016). Bottoms up? A recto-verso residency. Art News Portal. [online] 11 July. Available here.

(2016). Embodying Character: Physical Symbolism or Lazy Stereotypes? Capital Letters: Blog of the ACT Writers Centre, [online] 19 September. Available here.

(2016). Horses Are Not Machines: On Writing the Steeds of Fantasy Fiction. Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America, [online] 18 October. Available here

(2016). Ignoble Prizes? Bob Dylan's excellence and the snubbing of everybody else's. Art News Portal. [online] 21 October. Available here.

(2016). Same Words, Different Tongues. Demos Journal. [online] 19 July. Available here.

(2016). Stop Commenting on How Much She Eats. The Feminist Wire. [online] 15 August. Available here

(2016). The Byronic Hero's Path: A Torturous Road. Capital Letters: Blog of the ACT Writers Centre, [online] 4 July. Available here.

(2016). We Have To Talk About Women's Fiction. Capital Letters: Blog of the ACT Writers Centre, [online] 31 May. Available here.

(2016). What Makes Literature 'Australian'? Capital Letters: Blog of the ACT Writers Centre, [online] 6 August. Available here.


Miscellaneous: 


National Young Writers' Festival 2016 - panelist for:
- Heart Beats (on songs, writing, and personal experience - and in my case, the brilliance of Kate Bush)
- Research and Lived Experience (on how to sensitively tell a story which is not one's own) - reviewed here.
- Lost In Translation (on the ethics and challenges involved in translation)- reviewed here.

Noted Writers Festival 2017: facilitator and speaker for various 'Multilingual Hub' events.

"Hearing His Stories" - an award-winning essay for the 2016 Writers' Square Essay Contest (Session 1, undergraduate and graduate division). It can be accessed here.

"An Individual Reflects" (a pretentious-sounding title, but I swear it's a double-entendre) - an award-winning essay for the 2017 Writers' Square Essay Contest (Session 1, undergraduate and graduate division). It can be accessed here.

" 留学改变了我 (Study Abroad Changed Me) " - originally written in Mandarin, I translated this article into English for the newspaper Woroni. Both the original and the translation have been published here.

" 为什么要学习文学 (Why Study Literature) " - originally written in Mandarin, I translated this article into English for the newspaper Woroni. Both the original and the translation have been published here.

"Pity Party" - I wrote a short play, Pity Party, and it was produced and performed by the National University Theatre Society in August 2017 as part of a short play night called "Brevity". The play was an affectionate satire of hipster culture in which a piece of modern art - a humble orange peel - is inexplicably mistaken for trash and swept up by a part-time cleaning lady. Can the "citrus opus" ever be replaced? Chaos ensues.


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