I teach history and creative writing at the University of South Australia and have worked as an anthropologist, archivist, and copywriter. In 2008, I won the Josephine Ulrick Literary Prize for short fiction, and my short film, ‘The Colour of Kerosene’, won Best Australian Film at the Barossa Film Festival 2013. I am the author of The Last Protector (Wakefield Press 2009), The Colour of Kerosene (Wakefield Press 2012), and First Person Shooter (MidnightSun Publishing 2016), in which I explore the deeply personal experience of adolescent stuttering through the eyes of Jayden, a 15-year-old boy. This Australian coming-of-age story about shame, love, and gaming was optioned by Factor30Films, a Western Australian film production company, in 2017.
Member Since: 11/23/2017
Identity: Writer, Academic