Tag: Armenia

  • Book club discussion guide

    A literary thriller novella set in 1980s Sydney and drawn from true events, including a series of international terrorist attacks, My Name is Revenge is the story of a young man seeking justice. A collection of essays blending memoir, history and journalism accompany the novella. You can download a PDF copy of this book club […]

  • From euphoria to genocide

    This month I reviewed the recently released Grit and Grace in a World Gone Mad by Canadian author Wendy Elliott. Drawing on archival documents, including personal letters and journals, the book tells the incredible stories of a group of humanitarians working in central Turkey during the final years of the Ottoman Empire. From 1908 to 1923, […]

  • Not the book I set out to write

    Tonight is my first ever book launch. I started writing this book ten years ago. Except it wasn’t this book; it was a different book. Ten years ago I planned to write a book about my great grandparents’ survival of the Armenian genocide. I knew they’d both lost their entire families, and ended up in […]

  • The latest in my Revenge plot

    If the police ever had a search warrant to seize my computer, I imagine they’d be very excited when they opened it up. How often do suspected criminals have folders all over their desktop labelled REVENGE? But they’d be disappointed when they opened the files and discovered I’m not actually plotting revenge against anyone. At […]

  • Even gooder news

    I’m excited to share that my manuscript, Full of Donkey: Travels in Armenia, has been shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers, in the UK. If it wins, Impress Books will publish Donkey! I began writing Full of Donkey in 2010, when I received a Winnipeg Arts Council grant to fund a research trip to St […]

  • Brain worms: A Love Story

    I’m in The Moth GrandSLAM this August – and here’s the story that got me there. It’s probably the greatest love story of all time (and my friends’ favourite story about me, ask any of them), so no wonder it won The Sydney Moth StorySLAM in April 2016. This was the start of the now […]