• Su-May Tan

    Congratulations Su-May Tan!

    This is a post to let you know about  Su-May Tan’s debut short-story collection  Lake Malibu and other stories. The collection was longlisted in the Carmel Bird Digital Book Awards and has just been shortlisted in the short-fiction category in the 2022 Queensland Literary Award. Su-May Tan was born and raised in Malaysia and moved to Australia in 2012.   I first heard about a writer called Su-May Tan back in 2018 when I had a conversation about names and pseudonyms.  At the time, I was having second thoughts about publishing under my real name because there was already a high-profile Emily Sun Australian musician. That was when the person I…

  • Elizabeth Geoghegan,  Profile

    Elizabeth Geoghegan – An American Writer in Rome

      Elizabeth Geoghegan was born in New York, grew up in the Midwest, and now lives in Rome. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Marco Chronicles, Natural Disasters, and the forthcoming collection eightball. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Best Travel Writing, El Pais, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. I met Elizabeth because I lingered around Curtin after the AAWP conference so that I could hang out a bit with Sarah.  The conference was so big (6 concurrent sessions over three days) I didn’t even know that there were writers from Rome until I met Elizabeth. I caught the bus that Elizabeth was on and if she and her…