Writing on books

A Nuanced Lens on Betrayal and Green: a review of Don Winslow’s City of Dreams, The Age, April 22, 2023

The bleak, propulsive noir of Georges Simenon’s Romans Durs, CrimeReads, February 17, 2021

The Long Dark Legacy of Willia, Hjorstberg’s Supernatural Neo-Noirs, Crime Reads, December 10, 2020

The Grifters and Con Artists of Nightmare Alley, Crime Reads, March 21, 2018

The Year of the Orphan, Australian Book Review June-July 2017 

Girl on the brain: domestic noir is the new black, The Big Issue, 12 0 25 August 2016

The Man: a review of Kenneth Cook’s Fear Is the Rider, Australian Book Review, March 2016

Criminal Minds, The Big Issue, February 19 – March 3, 2016

The comfort of crimes past, Overland blog, December 11, 2015

Romance Is Not Dead, The Big Issue, September 11- 24, 2015

A local identity crisis? Andrew Nette on the state of Oz crime fiction, Newswrite, Issue 22, August/September 2015 (republished by Bookseller and Publisher, August 18, 2015)

‘Librarian with a sex drive’, Wheeler Centre Dailies, August 7, 2015

David Bowie Is, Australian Book Review Arts Update, July 23, 2015

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: The ever evolving David Bowie, The Big Issue, July 10 – 23, 205

The Mexican: a review of Ray Whitrod’s Before I Sleep, Australian Book Review, May 2015

Delinquents and drifters: Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling, The Life Sentence, May 1, 2015

How many puppies does it take to vote for science fiction’s Hugo awards?, Daily Review, April 21, 2015

Finding the Mix: The Wallace Stroby Interview, Crime Factory 17, February 2015

‘Like Opening a Tomb Sealed for Centuries’: Lost Literary Manuscripts, Wheeler Centre Dailies, February 23, 2015

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

Melbourne’s best second-hand bookshops, Time Out Melbourne, January 25, 2014

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

Angkor Rock, The Big Issue, No 474, December 2014 – January, 2015

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

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

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

Busted flush: corruption in Queensland, 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

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

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

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

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

Infamy, Kings Tribune Summer Edition, January 2014

Asia Hand: The Christopher G Moore Interview, Crime Factory, issue 15, January 2014

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

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

Five great new crime writers from Down Under, Crime Fiction Lover, November 12, 2012

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

The Kings of Cool, Crime Fiction Lover, July, 2012

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

Dare Me, Crime Fiction Lover, May, 2012

Criminal Heroes: Seven of the best! Crime Fiction Lover, April 17, 2012

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

Australia’s Top 5 New Writers, Crime Fiction Lover, November 9, 2011

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