Los Angeles Nocturne

Los Angeles Nocturne

This is my translation of Xavier Villaurrutia’s poem “Nocturno de Los Ángeles” from his collection Nostalgia de la muerte. Villaurutia was an important literary figure in Mexico in the years after the Revolution, a member of the contemporáneos along...
Book List 2018

Book List 2018

My reading last year was shaped by my travels – in Japan and Korea in April and May, and South America in the second half of the year. I was surprised at the paucity of titles on Japan and Korea in English – reflecting, I suppose, white Australians’ indifference...
Diario castellano – marzo 2018

Diario castellano – marzo 2018

2 de marzo En las semanas recientes Ben y yo hemos estado juntos constantemente; era un alivio pasar un día solo, con mi escritura y mis pensamientos y un libro de Agatha Christie, Los asesinatos ABC. Paseé al lado del Lago Daylesford: estaba un ganso muerto al lado...