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Tell us a little bit about the journey that took you from university studies in Melbourne to the editorial board of MRP. It seems like aeons ago that I was completing the Master of Publishing and Editing course (now defunct) at Monash University in Melbourne with the one and only Laurie Steed as my tutor! […]
In addition to being an academic and a widely-published scholar, you also write fiction. Why do you write, and does this differ depending on whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction? I write to understand myself, other people and the world, and I write to challenge and extend myself. My writing is concerned with the relationship […]
You’ve been a teacher in both the tertiary and secondary systems, and you’re now a teacher of writing. What does the teaching of writing afford the teacher, as opposed to the students? Are there certain writing ‘lessons’ that only come to the surface through discussion and analysis of the craft in a controlled group setting?  […]
To date, you’ve been a writer, editor, literary judge and esteemed lecturer in writing. How important, do you think, is it for a writer to be immersed in not only the written word but also the industry? Are such additional roles both an endorsement of the author, and yet also a vital part of giving […]
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