This shot’s an oldy but a goldy, taken a number of years ago when I was living in Broome, fishing my heart out and working on my second novel, Red Can Origami! Writing has always been my first passion - I wanted to be a writer from age 7. My first novel Troppo was published by Fremantle Press in 2016. It won the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Dobbie Literary Award. My second, Red Can Origami, is due to be released this December. Most of Red Can was drafted in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo, courtesy of an Asialink residency. While I was in Japan, I travelled through parts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear exclusion zone to witness first hand what a nuclear catastrophe looks like - this was important for my book. I also wrote an essay on the journey which was published by Coldnoon International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures. In addition to Japan, I’ve travelled to Senegal, the Dominican Republic and Namibia in search of surf and the space to write. I’m currently in Mexico as a 2019 resident at Arquetopia International Artists Residency. This was a tricky one - I had to leave my role as editor-in-chief of National Indigenous Times to take the opportunity, but it’s been fantastic to have the space to dream the next book. I’m loosely anchored to Exmouth, Western Australia.
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