The Written World: Writing in translation

Have you ever gone into a bookshop in another country only to find school textbooks? Or writing pads? Maybe pens. But no novels? It has dawned on me, slowly, how hard it is to get a book published in Uzbekistan, or Fiji, when there aren’t even any bookshops. Our publishing world is primarily an English…

Yellow Pearls

People often ask me how I came across the idea of writing my current manuscript, Yellow Pearl, which explores what might have happened if someone in Australian military intelligence had tried to use Japanese Australians in World War II.  I’ve reblogged the answer below from my blog on the history behind Yellow Pearl: http://www.yellowpearl.com.au Browsing…