Literary Criticism

Here is a selection of some of my recent criticism:

Elizabeth Strout’s Lucy by the Sea in Sydney Morning Herald

Siri Hustvedt’s Mothers, Fathers and Others in Sydney Morning Herald

Bernadette Brennan’s Leaping into Waterfalls in The Weekend Australian

Kate Grenville’s A Room Made of Leaves in The Saturday Paper

Rachel Cusk’s Kudos in The Weekend Australian

Lauren Groff’s Florida in The Weekend Australian

Elizabeth Strout’s Anything is Possible in The Weekend Australian

Helen Garner’s Collected Fiction in The Weekend Australian

Julia Leigh’s Avalanche in The Sydney Morning Herald

Kate Atkinson A God in Ruins in The Sydney Morning Herald

Yiyun Li’s Kinder than Solitude in Sydney Review of Books

Scholarly essays

‘Auto-fiction and Testimony in Vigdis Hjorth’s Will and Testament in Life Writing

‘The big ear: what Svetlana Alexievich’s documentary novels have to teach us about writing’ in New Writing

‘Sheila Heti, Melanie Klein and Motherhood’ in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction

‘Testimony, reconstructed: the secondary witness and testimonial possession in Bart van Es’ The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found‘ in Textual Practice

‘Words Are Not Enough: Loss, Grief and Incommunicability in Jennifer Down’s Short Stories “Aokigahara” and “Pulse Points”‘ in Australian Literary Studies

‘The writing is the method: process, writing and research in Fiona McGregor’s A Novel Idea‘ published in TEXT.

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