belle-lettres 

Their Body Politics: Malcolm, John, and junk in Tony’s Trunks” about politicians, their bodies, and sport. Griffith Review 53: Our Sporting Life: July 2016, pp:28-38.

Short Shelf Life: The Book Council of Australia is stuffed back on the Rack“, The Conversation, 15 December, 2015.

Out with the NPEA, in with Catalyst: Expert Response“. The Conversation, November 2015:

Butthurt Genius” on the ideologies of authorship for the Sydney Review of Books for September 2015

Writers and Publishers are all at Sea under Brandis and the NPEA”  for The Conversation, July 2015

” Garrison City” on the political pantomime of the G20, for Bumf #55, November 2014.

“Brisbane and Tunnels”, The Conversation, March 2014

“Arts companies should be able to tell governments to bugger off” , The Conversation, February 2014

“A letter from my earliest days”  from November 2012, published in Yours Truly: Women of Letters, November 2013

So many paths that wind and wind, (on the marketing of debut fiction)  Sydney Review of Books October 2013 (Also see Ben Etherington’s review of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites for the SRB which responds in part to this essay)

“A letter to McSweeney’s concerning hipsters”in McSweeney’s 44, October 2013

Speech on Literary Patronage for the Queensland Literary Awards on 4 September 2013

The Value of Funding the Arts: A podcast for Radio National and the Brisbane Writers Festival, September 2013 with  Katrina Strickland (Financial Review), Melbourne arts heavy Stephen Armstrong, and Sarah Kanowski from RN.   

Australia Council Shake-up: Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski and I talk about the reforms to the Council: Radio National, July 2013

The culture of prize givingLiterary Prizes: Interview with Sophie Cunningham, James English, and me, Radio National, April 2013

(4zzz podcast) A note on cultural funding read on No Brow Arts Show on 4ZZZ in April 2013

(Radio National interview podcast)  about the new National Cultural Policy Framework.  Weekend Arts Program, 5 May 2012

“Interview with Andrew Bolt about literary prizes”, The Bolt Report, April 2012. Cut and paste link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWxKg208YIk

The prospects for print culture in the new National Cultural Policy, Governments Consider Literary Stakes, for Writing Queensland magazine. (Brisbane, Dec 11)

“A Letter from Berlin”The Lifted Brow, December 2011,

Comment/broadside: No Magazine is an Island, for Island Magazine on the Tasmanian State Government’s decision to defund the magazine after 30 years. (Brisbane, Nov 11)

David Reiter: Poet to Publisher in Writing Queensland Magazine, Sept 2011

An Interview About Creative Writing Courses, with me in fact, from  Avid Reader Newsletter, June 2011

Views of Brisbane Comments on Brisbane after the flood for an RN piece on Robert Brownhall’s exhibition  Interview for Radio National Arts Program, 15 May 2011.

A short creative non-fiction piece on the Southern Moreton bay Islands, Islanding in Moreton Bay, for LiNQ’s special issue on islands, (Dec 2010). pp: 187–89.

The Sunset Limited: Cormac McCarthy, a review for Radio National Bookshow, 15 November 2010

Literary Festivals: Who are they for?  for Radio National’s Book Show: 23 April 2010

Reading Vooks an interview for the Bookshow, 4 February 2010.

Literature in Queensland: Mixed Signals in Writing Qld, Dec 09/Jan10 pp:6-7.

Interview on Brisbane Writers for Radio National: Artsworks Program, March 2009.

Cities of Money” Griffith Review 22, Griffith U, (2008) pp:175-85.

The Second Last Chalkie”  Griffith Review 21, Griffith U, (2008) pp:47-49.

Viral Words: Belsen  newmatilda.com, 5 October 2007

Viral Words: Market newmatilda.com, 1 Nov 2007

Viral Words: Policy newmatilda.com, 13 Dec 2007

“Introduction” to A Most Provoking Thing: New Writing from QUT, edited by Stuart Glover, et al,  Brisbane: Faculty of Creative Industries QUT, 2004.

Stuart Glover & Stuart Cunningham. “The New Brisbane” Artlink Vol.23, No. 23. (2003): 16-23.

“Introduction” to I won’t be long…: the second dotlit creative writing anthology, edited by Stuart Glover, et al, Brisbane: Faculty of Creative Industries QUT, 2003.

Festival badly in need of a rewrite (op-ed piece) in Courier-Mail, 27 Feb 2003.

IntroductionEasy Writer: QUT Creative Writing Anthology 1, edited by Stuart Glover, Stuart, et al,Brisbane: Faculty of Creative Industries QUT, 2002.

Lives of the Poets (feature on anti-poetry pranks) in Writing Queensland, June 2001.

The War Against Cliche by Martin Amis  in Courier-Mail, May 2001.

England, My England (television review column) in Courier-Mail, 19 May 2001.

The Monday Dump (television review column) in Courier-Mail, 12 May 2001.

O Big Brother (television review column) in Courier-Mail, 5  May 2001.

Film-A Novel by Sean Condon in Courier-Mail, February 2001.

Napster = Now = Then = Dead Already  for Courier-Mail  2001,

“Whitman” in Imago 13.3 (2001) 50-55. (fiction)

Brisbane’s Ring of Confidence probably op-ed for Courier-Mail 2001

Money Matters (feature on literature funding) in Courier-Mail, December 2000.

Foley’s Defence (article on Arts Minister Matt Foley) in Courier-Mail, October 2000.

THIS IS NOT ART (feature on Newcastle’s TINA Festival) in Courier-Mail, October 2000.

The Bountiful Decade: Writing & Government in Queensland in the 1990s (feature) in QWC News, June 2000.

Experience by Martin Amis in Courier-Mail, June 2000.

Art & Organisation by Deborah Stevenson (Book Review) in Courier-Mail, 2000.

On the Essay: So what was the Twentieth Century a review of two essay collections, Courier-Mail, early 2000

“Dubash” in Dotlit 1.1 (2000). (fiction)

“Midnight’s Child” in Difficult Love Rockhampton: CQU Press (2000) 53-56 (fiction)

The Elsewhere Community by Hugh Kenner (All praise to the good of small things)Courier-Mail, 2 Jan 1999.

“Five Books”, for the Brisbane News), 1999.

“The Disloyal Subject: On Nick Earls’s ZigZag Street” Imago 10.2 (1998): 17–23.

The Beast in the Nursery (“Set free the beast in us all” feature review  on psychoanalyst Adam Phillips), in Courier-Mail, 25 July 1998.

The Tazyrik Year by Alan Gould reviewed in Courier-Mail, 1998.

Inside President Harding’s Trousers a review of Paul Johnson’s A history of the American people, in Courier-Mail, 1998

Transgressions, (Review  of Sarah Dunant’s novel) in Courier-Mail, 18 Oct 1997.

Launch of the Seriously Fishy Festival 1997, Speech Notes, August 1997

Murder under the Mangoes Launch Speech for this Book, April 1997

A short note on Grunge Fiction from the Brisbane Writers ‘ Festival 1996.

On Venero Armanno“, Speech, Italo Australian Club, Newmarket, Brisbane, 1996.

Introduction to Young Writers’ Handbook published by the Qld Writers Centre, 1993

Prue Returns to Probe NorthMorning Bulletin, Rockhampton, 30 Sept 1991.

Review of “Good Morning Vietnam” from 1988  from Semper Floreat

Review of “Wall Street” from 1988  from Semper Floreat

Review of “Jean de Florette” & “Manon de Sources” from Semper Floreat in 1988

Bob Dylan in Brisbane in 1992: a review for Felix Culpa

Review of “Down in the Groove” : from Semper Floreat in 1988

“Blah, Blah, Blah” A few words on Andrew Denton’s first TV in 1988.

 

 

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