About

I am a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. I recently published Metafiction and the Postwar Novel: Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water (2021) with Oxford University Press. The book was shortlisted for the Australian University Heads of English Prize for Literary Scholarship. For a list of publications and conference presentations, see Research.

I am the author of the 2015 book, Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies (Bridget Williams Books). The work examines the lives and experiences of those brought up in the wake of New Zealand’s economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s, and features interviews with major figures from the period.

In November 2021, I won the Landfall Essay Competition for ‘The New Man’, a work about my family and my life in London. Details about my public writing are collected under Writing, media appearances and reviews under Media.