I am tremendously honoured to have a story published in the 80th anniversary issue of Southerly Journal. My strange, darkly comic story ‘Progeny’ appears alongside the work of marvellous writers like Tug Dumbly, Stuart Barnes, Grace Yee, and Mandy Sayer. Congratulations to the Southerly team on successfully reaching octogenarian status!
You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2009’s Sounds of Spring was a government conspiracy to lure all the violent bogans in Brisbane into one concentrated area for scientific observation. Whilst shirtless, ass-grabbing, beer can-hurling jerks are an unfortunate certainty at just about any festival, today it seems like they constitute the vast majority of the…