Can you share 4 words that describe your writing style.
Eclectic, relationship-driven, emotive, playful.
The book that you wish you had written and why?
Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad. She really pushed the boundaries of what we think of as a novel, in a way that still managed to engage narratively, and to make me laugh, cry and think deeply.
Share your “career game-changing moment”. Please share an experience which propelled you to step up your game or which made you change your perspective on your career.
Realising that my first book wasn’t going to be one of those overnight success-stories was a game-changer. I had to face the realities of being a writer, and make a commitment to being in it for the long haul, and let go of dreams of fame and/or fortune.
Name a writer mentor/friend/colleague/
Amanda Curtin is a person I have shared my writing journey with for many years. She was a member of the first writing group I was part of, in 1999. She was the editor of my debut novel A New Map of the Universe. Along with Robyn Mundy, she provided invaluable feedback on Whisky Charlie Foxtrot during the writing process. And now we are once again members of a writing group together. She is a wise and generous editor and fellow writer and I am a huge admirer of her own beautiful novels.