Michelle Dicinoski Writer, editor, researcher

Michelle Dicinoski
Hares and Hyenas Reading with Alistair McCartney
Hares and Hyenas Reading with Alistair McCartney

I am very much looking forward to the 23rd of January, when Alistair McCartney will be reading his work at the wonderful, welcoming, and wacky Hares and Hyenas bookstore in Fitzroy. I will be reading as well, along with Rochelle D’Silva and Shane McGrath. This event is part of the Word is Out series, and […]

Preoccupations
Preoccupations

I have been reminded again that much of my work focuses on forgotten things. Queer history, abandoned buildings, and orphan photographs are some of the things I’ve written about, and all are neglected or forgotten in their different ways. Perhaps the flip side of this is the work of imagination: in order to recuperate or […]

Hedgebrook
Hedgebrook

Imagine if someone built a perfect little house, a one-woman house with a sleeping loft and a workspace, a kitchenette and a wood stove, a window seat and a reading chair. Imagine if the little house were in the woods of Washington, among cedars and pine trees and moss and ponds, with rabbits and owls […]

Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing

Many months ago, I was asked to participate in a writing meme. Some of my writer friends—Naomi J. Williams, Melissa Ashley, Alison Quigley, and Zenobia Frost—had all been asked by other writers to answer the same series of questions about their forthcoming work. I was excited to be asked, but also a tiny bit uncomfortable, […]

Brisbane
Brisbane

Heather and I flew back to Brisbane last week for the launch of Ghost Wife. Our friends had been complaining for weeks about the endless rain, but when I arrived on the Friday, it wasn’t raining at all. This was a good sign. Maybe it would be the gorgeous and relaxing visit that I so needed. […]

In Stores Now
In Stores Now

Ghost Wife started to appear in bookstores last Friday, and Heather and I spent Friday night strolling from shop to shop in a wonderful procession that involved seeking the book out, finding it, being delighted, and taking pictures. Since my last book was a poetry collection, and poetry books barely hit bookstore shelves, this process […]