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New interviews and readings on YouTube

New interviews and readings on YouTube. These interviews and readings recorded by and with Robin Stienberg in Singapore, 8 November

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interview in Bali Advertiser

interview by Uma Anyar in Bali Advertiser 14 November 2012 An interview with me in the current issue, found online

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The Art of Business and the Business of Art: SMU, Singapore, 7–9 Nov, 2012

I will be speaking and reading at the international conference “The Art of Business and the Business of Art” for

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Workshop in Ubud on 17 November 2012

I’ll be giving an all-day workshop in Ubud, Bali on 17 November. It will cover a range of writing issues

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Bar Luna, Ubud on 25 October

I’ll be speaking at Bar Luna in Ubud, Bali on Thursday 25 October 2012: Ask me anything!

to Kalimantan, Borneo for Ubud Writers Festival

On 11 October went to Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan to meet the literary community. This is part of the new

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a review of The Edge of Bali and other writings

… “The Edge of Bali is a classic example of a book that should never have gone out of print.

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Ubud Festival is over, I’m not leaving

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival has ended and I’m not going away. It was a fantastic festival in beautiful Ubud.

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Australia India Literatures International Forum

I attended the Australia India Literatures International Forum on 3-5th September, held at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

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News from Review of Australian Fiction (now DRM free, and other news)

Developments at RAF, which published my novella Surrealistic Pillow: Until recently, RAF has been available solely through the RAF website,

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Australia India Literatures Forum, Sydney, 3-5 Sept 2012

I’m on the program of the Australia-India Literatures International Forum. ALIF will be held at the State Library of New

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Bali night at Melbourne Writers Festival 28 Aug 2012

I’ll be reading from the new edition of The Edge of Bali at this Melbourne Writers Festival event, a Bali-themed

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Brisbane Writers Festival 5-10 Sept 2012

I’ll be at the Brisbane Writers Festival from 5 to 10 September. I’m giving a workshop (on character), a reading,

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"Fantastic Nationality" in Griffith Review 37

My essay “Fantastic Nationality” is published in Edition 37 of Griffith Review (page 185 – 191). It’s a version of

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Always Hungry ebook for 99 cents for limited time

The ebook Always Hungry is only 99 cents for a limited time. Get yours from Smashwords, the iTunes store, or

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Ubud writers & readers festival 1-7 October 2012, Bali

I will be on the program at the Ubud writers & readers festival in Bali, 1-7 October 2012 And

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Surrealistic Pillow: a novella

My novella ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ has just been published by Review of Australian Fiction Volume 2 Issue 4 shared with Daniel

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Coming Soon: Surrealistic Pillow at RAF

Advance news posted by Daniel: and the Review of Australian Fiction site is at

Izmir Institute of High Technology on 19.4.2012

On 19 April 2012 i gave a talk at Izmir Institute of High Technology at Gülbahce Urla just outside of

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“The idea of Europe” in Antipodes

My essay “The idea of Europe” is published in the December 2011 issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New

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Canakkale OnSekiz Mart University on 2 March 2012

I gave a talk at Canakkale OnSekiz University on Friday 2 March. Afterwards i was taken on a tour of

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new edition of The Edge of Bali 2012 with Transit Lounge

In 2012 a new edition of my 1992 novel The Edge of Bali will be published in a new edition

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lecture at Bo?aziçi Üniversitesi

Lecture at Department of Western Languages and Literature, Bogazici (Bosporus) University, Tuesday November 22

Yoga and Writing Workshop in Istanbul 4.12.11

Yoga and writing workshop in Istanbul Sunday 4 December 2011 at Yogatime Here’s the info in Turkish: “BEDEN? YAZMAK”

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At Istanbul Book Fair Sunday 13 November

A session talking to an audience with phenomenal Turkish writer Ayse Kulin at the Istanbul Book Fair on Sunday 13

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Kaplanla Yan Yana

Kaplanla Yan Yana is the title of the Turkish translation of With The Tiger, just published by Everest Yayinlari (Istanbul);

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Istanbul ! Istanbul! Istanbul!

That’s where i am now. Could stay for a very long time …

Review of Always Hungry in SMH: “playful, beguiling, horrifying and sexy”

A review of Always Hungry by Kerryn Goldsworthy appeared in Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald on 15-16 Oct 2011. This is

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Talk at KickArts at Cairns Saturday October 1st 2011

I’m giving a talk in Cairns at Contemporary Art Space Kick Arts at 10 am on Saturday October 1st, including

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Ebooks at Smashwords and the Kindle Store

All my book titles, as well as some stories and essays, will be available as ebooks by the end of

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Video interview at Melbourne Writers Festival

Video Interview at Melbourne Writers Festival, September 2011 OR at YouTube  

With The Tiger at The Razor’s Edge site

A new page about With The Tiger at a web site devoted to Bill Murray’s film adaptation of The Razor’s

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coming soon: new website, new ebook

My website is being re-designed by Elise @ My back list will all be published as ebooks: that’s a

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A Book’s Journey at Melbourne Writers Festival Sat 27 Aug

I’ll be on this panel ” A book’s journey” part one, talking about how books come about

A Book’s Journey at Melbourne Writers Festival 27 August

I’ll be part of this program all about books and publishing. Here:  

Launch of Always Hungry at Melbourne Writers Festival on 28 Aug

My new novel Always Hungry will be launched with other Press On titles on Sunday 28 August; Free and All

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Always Hungry will be launched on August 28 2011

My new novel. Look out for the new page on my website. Published by Press On in association with ASP

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review of With The Tiger in Quadrant

This review by Irina Dunn appeared in Quadrant May 2011 quote “This interesting, satisfying and revealing work of fiction is

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Williamstown Literary Festival 30 April

Williamstown Literary Festival 29 April – 1 May 2011 Saturday 30th, at the Williamstown Lit Fest (Melbourne)  i’ll be giving

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“Year of the Novel” at Victorian Writers Centre

“A Long Way from Katrina” in LRB-blog

My piece on the cyclone in Far North Queensland in the London Review of Books blog

interview on Radio Australia with Phil Kafcaloudes

An interview with Phil Kafcaloudes about my novel With The Tiger on Radio Australia today can be heard at

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Writers on Rafts flood appeal

I’ve donated my services (author visit or manuscript assessment). See

reading at Leichhardt Sydney Feb 3 at 6 pm

Irina Dunn interviews Inez Baranay and Michael Wilding at Leichhardt Library, 6 pm, February 3

reading at Midsumma festival Melbourne 27 Jan

Reading at Hobson Bay Library, Williamstown at 6 pm as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival Midsumma celebrating Queer Culture

On The Brisbane River in London Review blog

A piece about the floods

Drugarica Za Izlaske: Party Girl in Serbian

My short story Party Girl was translated into Serbian as Drugarica Za Izlaske and published in POLJA No. 466 November/December

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“Really Talking” in Perilous Adventures

“Really Talking: remembering Sasha Soldatow” published in Perilous Adventures Issue 10.04. Also from the forthcoming memoir. Read it here:

“We’re So Lucky” in Wet Ink

“We’re So Lucky: Gold Coast” was published in Issue 20 of Wet Ink magazine. It’s a chapter of my forthcoming

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Back in Australia

11 August 2010 Living in Melbourne.

living in Goa, India

I’ve been living in Goa since March 1st and expect to be here for a few more months, maybe til

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India February March 2010

February 20-22, 2010 International Conference “Diaspora Space : Voices and Voyages” Department of English , Jamshedpur Women’s College. Jamshedpur February

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conference in Jamshedpur, India

I will be a guest at the International conference “Diaspora Space: Voices and Voyages” on 20th to 22nd February, 2010

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With The Tiger translations: Italian, Turkish

With The Tiger is being translated into Italian by Taddeo Roccasalda. Everest Publishers in Istanbul are preparing a translation of With

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Het beeld van Europa

A section of mine from the current memoir project called ” The Idea of Europe” translated into Flemish by Ingrid

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Tomorrow i begin my trip back to Australia after two and a half years away.  I’ll live in Melbourne.

Writing Lessons in Griffith Review

“Writing Lessons” is my memoir of the settings of my first seven books and the settings in which they were

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With The Tiger at The Razor’s Edge

All about With The Tiger at a site devoted to Bill Murray’s film of The Razor’s Edge.


I arrived in Berlin a week ago to spend about three months here.

interview on TV in Flanders

Soon after i began my residency in Antwerp, a local TV station with a book program recorded an interview with

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leaving Belgium, going to Latvia

On July 1st I begin a one month residency at the House of Writers and Translators at Ventspils, on the

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Interview about With The Tiger in The Hindu    

literary social events in Antwerp

Monday 11 May I attended a dinner for 24 people from Belgium’s literary scene at Villa Hellebosch, in the countryside

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Antwerp, Belgium

I am staying at the PEN-Flanders flat in Antwerp Belgium until the end of June. Am most grateful for this

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Antwerp, Belgium

I am staying at the PEN-Flanders flat in Antwerp Belgium until the end of June. Am most grateful for this

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Press On Publishing

A new publishing venture in Australia. Press On will publish an Australian edition of With The Tiger next year. Have

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Dehra Dun, Delhi

I stayed on in Rajpur near Dehra Dun to do a second three week yoga course at the Yog-Gangga Centre

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Delhi, Dehra Dun

Spending four days in Delhi, seeing friends and my publisher, doing the odd interview for With The Tiger. On to

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launch of Fiction as Window by V Padma

On 18 February I spoke a the launch of V Padma’s brilliant book Fiction as Window: critiquing the Indian literary cultural ethos

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Readings at Sangam House 6 February

I joined the resident writers and a few other writers at the end of the writers’ season at Sangam House

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Sangam House reading in Chennai, January 29

On Thursday (Jan 29) I was invited to join the international writers group from nearby Sangam House to read at

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current location: Pondicherry, India

I moved to Pondicherry just before New Year, to spend a couple of months living and writing here. Officially the

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Australian Studies conference Sri Lanka Dec 2- 5

I will be a guest at this conference in Sri Lanka for the Association for the Study of Australasia in

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Film Bazaar, Goa, India

I will be attending the Goa Film Bazaar from November 26-29. I will be pitching my films Neem Dreams and

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Readings at Ledig House

I’ve been at Ledig House for a week, am here til the end of October. This evening there’ll be public

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“Amsterdam, one winter” in Australian Author

My piece about being at Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam has come out in the August edition of Australian Author

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Chateau de Lavigny My time at this wonderful, beautiful, peaceful place ends on September 15. I have been living here with four

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goodbye Rome hello Nimes

I left Rome and the BR Whiting Library on July 31 after 6 wonderful months based there. Now i am

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With The Tiger has been published

I received my first copy of my new novel With The Tiger just published by HarperCollins India. What a beautiful

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Ljubljana, April 9

On Tuesday April 9 I took a seminar for students in the course on Australian Literature, at the University of

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Australian Women’s Writing at Budapest, April 2

Then on April 2nd i spoke with another exceptional group of students in the course on Australian Women’s Writing co-ordinated

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Budapest, Australian studies

April 1st in Budapest, i spoke at the weekly 90 minute long seminar in the “Focus on Australia” course at

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Rome residency

At the beginning of February I began my six month residency at the BR Whiting Library in Rome, Italy, granted

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“Neem Dreams” screenplay at Binger Film Lab

At the end of January, I completed five wonderful months at Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. As one of a

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“Party Girl” in Wet Ink

My short story “Party Girl” was published in Wet Ink magazine in December 2007. Read here

“Your guru is your practice” in Iyengar The Yoga Master

My chapter “your guru is your practice” is included in the new volume “Iyengar the Yoga Master” edited by Kofi

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6 months in Rome in 2008!

I have been given a grant by the Literature Board of the Australia Council to spend six months in Rome

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Leaving the Gold Coast…

Am packing up as i leave the place where i have lived for over seven years … and leave Australia

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With The Tiger publication

The contracts have been signed… my next novel With The Tiger is coming out with HarperCollins India … probably December

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Writers Saloon at Swingin Safari 24 June

I’m reading and speaking at the Writers Saloon on Sunday June 24 – my last reading in Australia for who

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Binger Film Lab, Amsterdam Sept 07

I have been accepted into the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam for their September 07 – February 08 semester where

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“Yoga and Writing” workshops USA July 2007

Yogacharya Yoga Convention July 14 This page will give details of my workshop and talks at the Convention in honour

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Review of sun square moon by Norman Sjoman

A review of my book “sun square moon: writings on yoga and writing” has appeared on the Black Lotus Books

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Yogacharya Yoga convention

Yogacharya Yoga Convention here July 9-15 in Santa Clara, California I’m giving a workshop (Yoga and Writing) and two talks

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new review of Neem Dreams in API

Have just been sent this review from API Review of Books Citation Ch A Rajendra Prasad. ‘Review: Neem Dreams by

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testimonial for yoga and writing

I received this lovely testimonial from author and yoga devotee Sarah Armstrong as I prepare my latest Yoga and Writing

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new edition of Neem Dreams in USA

A new edition of my novel Neem Dreams is now available at Amazon here Read about Neem Dreams here

“Freshening the Mind” in “Creative Writing”

My essay “Freshening the mind: an account of teaching a three-week creative writing course in Chennai, India, which is also

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new story “Three Mythic Moments”

A new story “Three Mythic Moments in the life of family and friendship” is published in the new collection called

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