What I do



I am the books writer for The Australian Financial Review Magazine. I also occasionally write about books for Good Weekend and Australian Book Review.


Selectedbook reviews

Australian Book Review
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Woolloomooloo by Louis Nowra

The Australian Financial Review Magazine
The 18 best books of 2017
More Australian Financial Review book reviews

Good Weekend
Books for Mothers’ Day 2018
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
Books for Christmas 2017  Can't-put-down holiday reading 2017


Literary consultant

I can give you advice about how to get started on writing a book, fiction or non-fiction.

If you already have a manuscript, I can help you to polish it before you submit it to a literary agent or publisher.

I can help you to write a memoir by introducing you to an experienced ghostwriter and providing editorial guidance and oversight.

I can introduce you to a literary agent, or help you to prepare your submission to a publisher.



I appear at writers’ festivals and other literary events as a facilitator or panellist. I have appeared at Sydney Writers’ Festival, Byron Writers’ Festival and St Albans Writers’ Festival.