For readers, I always recommend Elena Ferrante’s superb Neapolitan novels. For writers needing motivation, I like to recommend practical 'how to' writing books. My current obsession is the screenwriting classic Save the Cat! I have become quite evangelical, giving copies away like Gideons Bibles to wannabe writers...
We've had some fantastic covers for the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition collections, and now we can add another one to the mix. We are excited to reveal the cover for the upcoming 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition anthology, We'll Stand in That...
What is your fail-safe book recommendation? Put me on the spot, why don’t you, I only do this for a living…have to go with Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. What was your reaction when you found out your short story collection was going to be published? Well, I didn’t twig immediately that it was happening. […]
You were the designer for Margaret River Press’s upcoming book, Fervor. What did the design process involve for the cookbook and how did you approach the design brief? Like most of my projects, the process starts off with getting to know the client and their needs. Understanding the brief is really important before moving forward […]
You edited the recipes in Margaret River Press’s upcoming book, Fervor. How does editing recipes differ from traditional book editing? My focus as an editor of recipes is to ensure that the recipes make sense—as in, is the amount of sugar right? And would one really add the eggs before the water?—so that the reader can […]
You were the photographer for Margaret River Press’s upcoming cookbook Fervor. Tell me about the project and what the photography process involved. The process initially involved joining Paul on a few of his road trips throughout WA and the Northern Territory while documenting the foraging aspect of what he does. Once we had the structure of […]
1. You have been running Fervor pop-up events for a few years now. When and how did the idea for this cookbook come about? Robert Wood approached me with the idea to collaborate on a cookbook using native Australian ingredients and recipes that people could reproduce at home. I loved the idea and both Robert […]
We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in Paul Iskov’s Fervor, a not-so-typical cookbook that takes you on a culinary journey from ocean to forest to desert. Paul focuses on introducing native Australian produce to the home chef and encourages readers to find out more about our country, our landscape, our people, and ultimately […]
Nicole’s ringtone: breezy and pointless as a puppy. I’ve been reduced to a ringtone and it’s demeaning. Anti-music, bereft of emotion. Brief and functional as giving yourself a big hand, if you know what I mean. Playing a solo on your intimate instrument, if you get my drift. Ringtones only exist for as long as […]
Sneak Peek: ‘Living with Walruses’ in the Margaret River Short Story Collection ‘Pigface and Other Stories’
As I made my way down Madaffari Drive, I assumed the noise was birds. It was only my second year in Exmouth, so it seemed possible that there were species I hadn’t yet come across…