Writing on pulp fiction

‘Men’s Adventure Down Under,’ Men’s Adventure Quarterly, Issue no. 9, October 2023

‘”Our Least-Known Best Seller”: Alan Yates and Australian Pulp Fiction,’ In Carter, D (ed), Cambridge History of the Australian Novel, Cambridge University Press, 2023

‘Defiant, brazen and beyond control: The allure of girls gone bad’, Men’s Adventure Quarterly, Issue no.7, January 2003

‘Frontier Van Diemen’s Land: Lenny Bartulin’s Infamy,’ in Conway, C, Paryz, M, & Rio, Di (eds), The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, Brill, European Perspectives on the United States series

The strange history of Mickey Spillane and New Zealand’s “jukebox killer”, CrimeReads, October 8, 2020

The massively popular, mostly forgotten craze for American style noir in WWII-era Britain, Crime Reads, July 9, 2020

Carter Brown and the Australian craze for faux American crime fiction, CrimeReads, April 17, 2020

Blowback: late 1960s and 1970s pulp and popular fiction about the Vietnam War, CrimeReads, December 4, 2019

“An Explosive Novel of Strange Passions” Horwitz Publications and Australia’s Pulp Modernism, Australian Literary Studies, Vol 34, no 2, 2019

Designing pictures for words: Interview with the master book cover designer, W H Chong, Spook Magazine, August 4, 2015

Pulp and Circumstance, Wheeler Centre, May 9, 2015

Pure Pulp: The brief racy history of Australia’s pulp publishing industry, The Big Issue, April 30, 2015

The Mysterious Life of David Goodis, a review of Goodis: A Life in Black and White, Los Angeles Review of Books, February 11, 2015

A Proletarian James Bond, Overland Magazine, issue 214, Autumn, 2014

Sleaze Pulp: A Fast History of the Cheap Pulp Underbelly of Sin, Pink Factory, April, 2014

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

Paperbacks in the Den, Newswrite Magazine, NSW Writers Centre, December 2013-January 2014

The Thrill of the Throwaway, The Age, November 9, 2013

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

The Dying Trade Lives On, Wheeler Centre, May 9, 2011