The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Michelle Wright lives in Eltham, on the lands of the Wurundjeri People. Her short stories have won many awards in Australia, the US and UK. Her short story collection, 'Fine', was published in 2016 and her novel, 'Small Acts of Defiance' (Allen and Unwin), was released in June 2021.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Carol Middleton is a Melbourne-based author and journalist. She is a book critic for ‘Australian Book Review’, and has been published in ‘The Age’, ‘Canberra Times’ and ‘Overland’. carolmiddleton.com.au


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Dr Kate Forsyth is an award-winning author for both adults and children. Her work has been translated into twenty languages.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Thuy On is a freelance arts journalist, critic, and editor who's written for a range of publications including ‘The Saturday Paper’, ‘Sydney Review of Books’, ‘The Age/SMH’, ‘The Australian’, ‘Australian Book Review’, ‘ArtsHub’ and ‘Books+Publishing’. She's also the books editor of ‘The Big Issue’. Her first book, a collection of poetry, ‘Turbulence’, was published by UWAP in 2020.

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Gayelene Carbis' first book of poetry, ‘Anecdotal Evidence’ (Five Islands Press) was awarded finalist – International Book Awards 2019. Gayelene was awarded the My Brother Jack Poetry Prize for Poetry in 2020, and was also a finalist in the Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize and the Woorilla Poetry Award. Gayelene teaches Creative Writing; English/EAL; and is Poet-in-Residence in schools.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Dr Eugen Bacon is African Australian, a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She’s the author of 'Claiming T-Mo' (Meerkat Press) and 'Writing Speculative Fiction' (Macmillan). Her latest release 'Speculate' by Meerkat Press is a prose poetry collaboration with Dr Dominique Hecq. eugenbacon.com.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

By day, Tim Evans writes articles and web content. By night, he performs weird poems in front of strangers.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Alison J Barton is a Melbourne-based poet and non-fiction writer. She attended writing school in the 2000s but her best expression came from introspection and learning the relation of the internal to the external world. Themes of feminism and psychoanalysis are central to her work.

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Idan Ben-Barak writes (mostly) science books for (mostly) children. Kids think they’re funny. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, his two boys and too many stringed instruments.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith.

Maria Vouis is an emerging writer with CALD origins. She hopes her poems voice animals, migrants and the ‘other’. Publications include 'Canberra Times', Newcastle Poetry Prize, 'Friendly Street Poets', 'NewPoets 19' and 'SCUM Magazine'.