Non fiction writing

Shining a light into Melbourne’s Clandestine drag history, Daily Review, 29 January, 2015

Melbourne’s Bohemian Past and Richard Avedon’s People, Daily Review, 5 January, 2015

Angkor Rock, Big Issue, No 474, 28 December 2014 – 8 January 2014

A New Wave of Cambodian Writers, Australian Author, Vol 46, number 2, December 2014

Real estate versus writing, Overland Blog, December 4, 2014

Get Carter, Again, Los Angeles Review of Books, December 1 2014

Television’s Homicide still casts its gritty shadow at 50, Daily Review, October 23, 2014

Busted flush: corruption in Queensland and my review of Matthew Condon’s Jacks and Jokers, Overland Blog, September 29, 2014.

Hit and run books and ‘Literary’ Works: True crime from Garner to Chopper Read, Wheeler Centre Dailies, September 15, 2014

Disappeared in Laos,’ Overland Magazine 2016, Spring 2014

Jodorowsky’s Dune: A great film that was never made, Overland Blog, September 1, 2014

Melbourne’s Micro Movie Scene, Time Out Melbourne, August 26, 2014

A World Apart: The Outlaw Michael Howe, Metro Magazine, Issue 180, Autumn 2014

Watch the throne: why we love fantasy, Overland Blog, July 22, 2014

Backroads Noir in the Australian Outback: David Michôd’s The Rover, Los Angeles Review of Books, July 18, 2014

Have Festival, Will Travel: The Growth of Regional Literary Festivals in Australia, Wheeler Centre Dailies, June 24, 2014

When refugee advocacy fosters demonisation, Overland Blog, June 18, 2014

The business of nostalgia, Overland Blog, May 22, 2014

Damned to literary obscurity, Overland Blog, May 9, 2014

Sleaze pulp: a fast history of the cheap, pulp underbelly of sin, Pink Factory, April, 2014

The Cinema of Dystopia: “It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)”, Shoot Farken, April 22, 2014

A proletarian James Bond? Overland Magazine, Issue 214, Autumn 2014

Grizzled detectives and women’s bodies, Overland Blog, April 3, 2014

Wild Beat: Carl Ruhen and Australia’s Forgotten Pulp Fiction, Wheeler Centre Dailies, March 25, 2014

Wake In Fright: Dusty and Thirsty In the Outback, Criminal Element, March 9, 2014

Cross Examinations: a review of Louis Nowra’s Kings Cross A Biography, Overland Blog, February 24, 2014

The Beat(en) Generation: What Inside Llewyn Davis says about how we live now, Overland Blog, February 12, 2014

Paperbacks in the Den, Newswrite, Issue 212, January 2014

Infamy, Kings Tribune Summer Edition, January 2014

A proletarian James Bond? Overland Magazine, Issue 214, Autumn 2014

Asia Hand: The Christopher G Moore Interview, Crime Factory, January 2014

Time the real killer as last page turns, The Age, December 28, 2013

Unearthing Two Rare Australian Noir Films, Contrappasso, November 2013

The thrill of the thowaway, The Age, November 9, 2013

Chopper Read and our fascination with true crime, Overland Blog, October 21, 2013

Blackwattle Creek – a rereading of the Ned Kelly award winner 2013, Guardian Australia, September 19, 2013

Crime writers find fertile ground in the red dirt of Western Australia, Guardian Australia, August 8, 2013

We need gangsters to get things done‘, Overland Blog, August 8, 2013

Top 50 classic crime novels – what would make your list? Guardian Australia, July 24, 2013

Australian noir: seven of the best, Crime Fiction Lover, May 28, 2013

The Angst of the Times: The Dwayne Epstein Interview, Crime Factory 13, May, 2013

Lee Marvin: The Man Who Epitomised Masculine Cool, ManAnarchy Magazine, February 19, 2013

Building your author profile – it’s not all about you, Planet EWF Blog, October 16, 2012

One mistake is all it takes: the two versions of The Killers, Noir City, September, 2012

Sleaze maestro: the John Harrison interview, Crime Factory, issue 11, September 2012

Pulp Fiction: Australia’s other forgotten literary history Kill Your Darlings, September 4, 2012

A new look at a modern classic: the ultimate revenge in OldBoy, 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia blog, August, 2012

The Lure of Noir, interview with US crime author, Megan Abbott, Crime Factory issue 10, May 2012.

Five great crime novels set in Asia, Crime Fiction Lover, February 29, 2012

@SheKilda He Says – The State of Play, October 11, 2011

The Dying Trade Lives On, Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, May 11, 2011

Recent Writing on Asia

New Laws Curb NGO Activity, Inter Press Service, December 15, 2008

More Khmer Rouge Leaders May Stand Trial, Inter Press Service, November 27, 2008

Khmer Rouge Through Blinkered Eyes, Inter Press Service, November 20, 2008

Women Take to Fishing as Catches Decline, Inter Press Service, November 11, 2008

Maoist Bastion Gets Lesson in Free Market Economics Asia Times, October 29, 2008

Cambodia waits to take its star turn on the silver screen, Phnom Penh Post, October 22, 2008

Temple Row May Lead to Wider Conflict, Inter Press Service, October 18, 2008

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Comes to Life, Southeast Asia Globe, October 1, 2008 

Khmer Rouge Trials Bare Sexual Abuse, Inter Press Service, September 8, 2008

Mass Evictions May Follow Land Grab, Inter Press Service, August 29, 2008

Exposing the CIA’s ‘most secret place’, Asia Times Online, August 26, 2008

Pre-War Cambodian Music Making a Come Back, Inter Press Service, August 17, 2008

Getting Decent Jobs For Women – The Challenge, Inter Press Service, August 14

Polls Were Fair: EU Observers Inter Press Service, July 30, 2008

Despite a shaky election, the signs are good for Cambodia, Crikey, July 29, 2008

Hun Sen’s Win Brings Big Responsibilities, Inter Press Service, July 28, 2008

Scribe’s Murder, Temple Dispute Muddy Cambodian Polls, Inter Press Service, July 22, 2008

Locals, Lawyers Prepare for Battle Over Land, Inter Press Service, July 10, 2008

‘Killing Fields’ Trials Set to Roll Inter Press Service, July 8, 2008

Cambodia’s one-eyed leader a shoe in for victory, Crikey, July 2, 2008

Cambodia Facing One Sided Polls, Inter Press Service, June 23, 2008

Cambodian dam plans suffer information droughtAsia Times Online, May 26, 2008

US Recession May Hit Anti-Sweatshop Campaign, Inter Press Service, April 30, 2008

Dwindling Fish Stocks Threaten Food Security, Inter Press Service, April 17, 2008

Property Boom Forces Evictions of Urban Poor, Inter Press Service, April 4, 2008

Concerns Rise with Planned Lao Dam in Mekong, Inter Press Service, March 28, 2008

Locus Standi for Victims at Khmer Rouge Trials, Inter Press Service, March 25, 2008