About & Contact
Hello there. My name is Rebecca Giggs, and I’m a writer of essays, fiction and poetry. I grew up in Perth, in what geologists refer to as the “passive margin” that runs between the Yilgarn Craton and the sea. Scribbling in these margins, I’ve pursued a number of projects: artistic, literary and academic. My work can be read in Australian journals and books, as well as in collections that have been published further out past the weather buoys.
If you wanted to reduce the themes of my writing to one maxim it might go something like pattern recognition. I am interested in the connections and systems that belie everyday experience, and this has led me to writing predominantly about ecology and psychology. It is not uncommon, for example, to find my work folding together lunar science and Zen haiku, swimming pools and semiotics, or bushfires and contemporary Australian novels. You can read my published writing in Overland, The Lifted Brow, Cottonmouth, Cutwater, Cleaves and elsewhere. Other snippets can be heard on radio, or found pinned to the walls of galleries. In 2010, I completed my doctorate at the University of Western Australia, looking at the uncanny and climate change threats.
I’m currently focusing on a longer non-fiction manuscript – or more accurately, a series of non-fiction piles that slump into one another with designed momentum. And just recently I’ve moved out of the passive margin, across to Sydney.
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