Book Beginnings

10th September 2012

In news not recently to hand, I’m proud as punch to let you know that my first nonfiction  book will be published by Scribe in 2013 (publisher’s announcement here). The book is about whales, and the way in which different forms of local environmental imagination are undercut by global ecological change. I won’t say too much about it yet, other than it will be a relatively short book, written in a lyric nonfiction style.

Scribe have also recently signed Martin McKenzie-Murray, Luke Ryan and Elmo Keep—demonstrating a commitment to new memoir and nonfiction unmatched by the other Australian publishing houses. Marty and Luke were both from Perth originally and are personal friends, so my excitement about the project was very happily shared between us.

And now for six months sweating over the manuscript…