The on-going bush fires that are relentlessly sweeping Eastern Australia are truly apocalyptic, like something from a Cormac McCarthy novel, a sixties Hollywood movie about the end of the world, a war zone, or the new norm. The sky is black with smoke, the sky is crimson with smoke; day is night. Huge black clouds […]
Stories ranges in time from contemporary Australia to Britain in the sixties, the locations are as diverse as Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and Bondi Beach. Some are fraught with danger, some sad, some funny, some are both, all are full of a love for life.
So, what are we, us writers, us immigrants, and emigrants, expats, people of the diaspora?
invited to speak at two conferences in India
Danny and Michael, two boys growing up with a single mam in the post-war industrial north of England, won a lot of hearts with their cheeky, irreverent face on their hard lives in my collection of stories, Meridian. They are back, older, maybe even wiser, but certainly bursting with just as much life and laughter, in a new collection of stories to be published soon. Others tales range from the socially inadequate Sydney man who finds a Russian bride on the internet in My Beloved Man, to an Aboriginal family burying of a pet dog, along with some secrets.
A story of two young brothers who test their courage while waiting for the Devil to appear and grant them a wish.
Meridian radio reading.
The children became a supply of female domestics and male farm labourers for land owners.
Spring and the birds are moving.