I am a writer of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and literary criticism. I teach, research and supervise in contemporary creative writing, literary theory and literary studies.
Among my books are the collection of poetry, Ashes in the Air (UQP, 2011), shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Poetry; the work of creative non-fiction Iran: My Grandfather (Transit Lounge, 2010), shortlisted for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award; the novel The New Angel (Transit Lounge, 2008); and the collection of short stories, Transactions (UQP, 2013), long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. My latest book is the literary historical novel The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc (Giramondo, 2017), long-listed for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. My forthcoming book is a study of Karl Marx’s philosophy of art, and will be published in 2019.