Hello! Funny, but I haven’t written since the day I stepped off the Aurora Australis in Hobart last November at the end of voyage one. Well, I haven’t written on this blog. I’ve been pretty busy elsewhere, finishing the novel that I was researching about the first woman to reach Antarctica, writing an essay about my research and sketching out the first part of a kid’s novel about the last dog in Antarctica. It’s been a busy time and there’s a bit to report.
‘Chasing the light: a novel of Antarctica’ is being published by the Fourth Estate imprint of HarperCollins Australia in February 2013. If you’d like to stay up to date with the news and hear about any launches or readings in your area, please follow this link and sign up to the email list. I promise it will only be used sparingly for news of the book coming out!
My essay ‘The first woman and the last dog in Antarctica’ won the Guy Morrison Prize for Literary Journalism last week. It’s not published yet – I’m holding on to it till my novel comes out next year. For more details check out my website.
My first novel The Raven’s Heart is coming out in the US, Canada and the UK this September and part of the duties of an author these days is to blog! So I’ll be writing back here again, but not necessarily about Antarctica. If you’d like to keep following me that would be great, but I won’t be offended if you move on. The blog will look a little different too.
All the best