Publications & appearances


  • Hopscotch. Picador/Pan MacMillan, 2015.
  • Provenance. Vintage/Random House, 2007.
  • Certifiable Truths- stories of love and madness. Allen & Unwin, 1998.
  • Bedlam – anthology of sleepless nights. Allen & Unwin, 1996.
  • Night by Night. McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 1994.

 A selection of  short creative works

  • Dear Dr Chekhov. Radio Play, 53 mins. Australian Broadcasting Commission, Creative Audio Unit. Produced and Directed by Jane Ulman. Scheduled for broadcast, 2015.
  • Mermaid of Cockatoo. Radio Play, 26 mins. Australian Broadcasting Commission. Produced and Directed by Jane Ulman. Broadcast on Airplay, February 2007 & 2009.
  • Eat and Be Eaten. Griffith Review, online Issue No. 42, November 2013.
  • Overboard. Wet Ink 24, September 2011, 39-42.

and book chapters/essays

  • Obsédées par l’argent: reconnaissance, récit et marternité [A Whore for the Money: Recognition, Work and Mothering]. Eds. L. Machet, S. Ravez, P. Sardin, Les Mères et l’Atorité [Mothers and Authority]. Pessac: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2013, 275-287.
  • Being Impossible, Narratives of Mothering. Eds. E. Lamothe, P. Sardin, J. Sauvage, Of Mothers and Death: from Procreation to Creation. Pessac: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2008, 57-72.

and journal articles/essays

  • Reconceptualising Maternal Work: Dejours, Ruddick and Lionel Shriver’s ‘We Need to Talk about Kevin’. Women’s Studies International Forum, 38, 2013, 11-20.
  • Practicing Interdisciplinarity. TEXT: Special Issue 14 Beyond Practice-led Research. October 2012 (n.p.,11pp).
  • Churned and Spurned in the Flexible World of Work. Cultural Studies Review, 16 (2) 2010, 75-101.
  • Up the Highway to Campus Optus. TEXT, 13 (1). Special Issue: The Art of the Real. April 2009. (n.p. 16pp)

conference and festival presentations

  • Sydney Writers’ Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival various years.
  • Writing Corporate Culture – the challenge to ethical narrative: Ethical Imaginations: Writing Worlds, Australian Association of Writing Programmes Conference, Byron Bay, 2011.
  • A Whore for the Money: Mothers and Authority, the Authority of Mothers Conference, University of Bordeaux 3, 2009. Keynote Presentation.
  • Being Impossible, Narratives of Mothering: Of Mothers and Death: from Procreation to Creation Conference, Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2005.
  • The Maternal Heroine – reading texts: Australian Association of Writing Programmes Annual Conference, 2004, Flinders University.
  • The Maternal Heroine – feminist perspectives: New Urgencies in Australian Studies: A Symposium, The Mint, Sydney, 2004.
  • Make Believe History: HDR paper presented at the Making History Conference, Sydney 1997.
  • Insomnia in the City: HDR paper presented at the Australian Women’s Studies Conference, Deakin University, 1994.


  • Contributor to Arts and Culture at The Conversation
  • Invited forum participant: Australian Book Authors in the Contemporary Publishing Environment, Australian Society of Authors with Department of Economics, Macquarie University, 2014.
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects Assessor, 2005 – 2008 and ERA Peer Reviewer, 2010.
  • Australian Society of Authors: Board Director, 2002-2006.
  • Judge: CSIRO Writing Competition, 2006.
  • Judge: Australian Vogel Literary Award, 1995.