I am a Taranaki born, Sydney based writer, editor, historian and community arts organiser, with particular interest in matters of spirit.
My latest book is The Country of Our Dreams – a novel set in 19th century Ireland and 21st century Australia, exploring the Irish Land War of 1879 -1882, the complex inheritance of the Irish diaspora, the luminous figure of Michael Davitt, and the historically more obscured figures of Anna Parnell and the incredibly courageous Ladies Land League. The novel also explores the lives of the 21stC descendants, the Ryans of Coogee as they deal, like so many Irish Australians, with their complex inheritance. See here for more info and for some amazing reviews,
You can order ‘The Country of Our Dreams’ from Amazon, Book Depository or Booktopia, or Sydney bookshops – the fabulous Berkelouws of Leichhardt, the marvellous Harry Hartog’s of Bondi Junction, or the excellent UNSW Bookshop on campus.