The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

Joy and much excitement!   I’m thrilled that my writing has been selected for inclusion in The Best Australian Science Writing 2015! The anthology is edited by Bianca Nogrady and published by NewSouth Books, and was launched this week.  I can’t wait to hold my copy in my hot little hands.  The fact that I’m not currently holding it is entirely my own fault for moving house and forgetting to tell NewSouth Books where to send my copy, as if they were supposed to just sense my location somehow.  So I must wait… Read More

The Vanishing Writers

the curious tale of the scribbles left behind   It begins with a tree. Start a blog, I told myself. Then you can write about anything you want. The idea was enticing, but the promise of writing about anything led very quickly to indecision and that led rather rapidly to no writing at all. Galaxies, immune cells, archaeological digs, neurons, human behaviour, string theory. Where to begin? Specialise, they say, and there is indeed wisdom in that. But part of the fun of this blog is the chance to explore, to tread… Read More