Selected Publications

NOVELS
Disappearing off the Face of the Earth (Transit Lounge, 2017)
Fear of Tennis (Black Pepper, 2007)

SHORT-STORY COLLECTION
The Hunter and Other Stories of Men (Transit Lounge, 2018)

SHORT STORIES
2017
‘Lament of a Bus Stop Outside the Benrath Senior Centre’  in Overland online

2015
‘Miracle in the Atlantic’ in Tracks
‘On the 345 to Aspley’ in Bumf

2014
‘The Case of Nathan Gant’ in Meanjin
‘Common Foot Complaints’ in Seizure (Sport Issue)

2013
‘Look for the Silver Lining’ in Etchings
‘Carlos’ in Flashers (Seizure Publishing online)
‘Satan’s Carpet Cleaning’ in Flashers (Seizure Publishing online)

2012
‘Regarding the Ibis’ in The Big Issue Fiction Edition
‘Through a Cupboard, Darkly’ in Southerly
‘Photocopier’ in Verity La

2011
‘White Goods’ in Verity La

2010
‘The Virus: Travel Notes’ in Australian Book Review Online

2009
‘Woodcutter’ in Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books
‘Tony’s Farewell’ in Wet Ink
‘The Pioneer’ in Indigo
‘Carpark No. 7’ in The Death Mook (Vignette Press)

2008
‘Washing Day’ in Mini Shots (Vignette Press)

2006
‘The Postcard of Dorian Gray’ in Allnighter  (Cardigan Press)

2004
‘The Mad Woodsman’ in Meanjin
‘Shrinking’ in Space: New Writing

2001
‘Ron’s Car Alarm’ in Vincent Town: Stories of the Inner Suburbs
‘A Short Course in Hebrew’ in Glen Eira Literary Awards Anthology

2000
‘Atlas’ in HQ magazine
‘The Arthouse Effect’ in Metro

1999
‘A Window of Opportunity’ in Fremantle Herald

1997
‘Woman With Mobile Phone’, ‘Rhythm and Blues: A Dentist’s Perspective’ and ‘Mahogany’ in Wild Fictions (Cliff Street Publishing)
‘Rejection’ in Sibling Stories (Fremantle Arts Centre Press)

1995
‘Skin Deep’ in Every Colour But Blue (Cliff Street Publishing)
‘Security’ in Fremantle Arts Review
‘The Convert’ in The Western Review

1994
‘Rhythm and Blues’ in Going Down Swinging
‘Making Plans’ in Fremantle Arts Review

1992
‘Des Lynch’s Brother’ in The West Australian

1991
‘People and How They Respond to Bagpipes in the Evening’ in Westerly
‘The Prisoners’ in Aversion
‘Christine’ in Mattoid

1990
‘Humming’ in Westerly

HUMOUR, ETC.
2017
The story behind my novel Disappearing off the Face of the Earth in Booklover Book Reviews

2015
‘Not Surfing’ in Tracks
‘Hairdos and Don’ts’ in The Big Issue
‘An Edgy Name is Living the Dream’ in the Courier Mail
‘The Importance of Being Ian’ in The Big Issue
‘The Green Man Gone in a Flash’ in the Courier Mail

2013
‘The Sweet Pong of Victory’ in The Big Issue
‘New Wave Cinema’ in The Big Issue
‘Surf Life Waiver’ in The Big Issue

2012
‘Big Apple an Overbite for Bris York in the Courier Mail
‘Adventures in the Book – and Shirt – Trade’ in Verity La

2011
‘Anatomy of the Blurb’ in Verity La

2009
‘Perfect Time for Getting Square’ in the Saturday Age Careers
‘Talking the Legs Off Chairs’ in the Saturday Age Careers

2008
‘The 7 Habits of Highly Annoying Titles’ in Bookseller & Publisher

LITERARY AWARDS
2021
Longlisted, Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

2019
Winner, Russell Prize for Humour Writing

2017
Runner Up, Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

2015
Shortlisted, Dorothy Hewett Award

2010
Shortlisted, Australian Book Review Short Story Prize

2002
Winner, Varuna Writers’ Centre/HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award

2001
Commended, The Age Short Story Competition

1999
Winner, HQ/Flamingo Short Story Contest