Originally from Sydney, I lived in India and Canberra, but grew up in Melbourne. My interest in Spanish language and culture dates from 1988 when I started learning the language privately before travelling throughout Spain in 1989-90.
I became interested in Catalan culture through friends and, as part of my B.A. at La Trobe University, I studied history, Spanish and Catalan language and literature.
- Is science fiction the future of crime fiction? Catalan writer Jordi de Manuel thinks so, and in my chapter in this collection, “Distopía y detectives: la ficción criminal de Jordi de Manuel” , I explore de Manuel’s representation of a futuristic dystopian Barcelona, plagued by ... Read more
- My chapter in this collection, “‘Don’t Forget the Tejedor’: Community and Identity in the Crime Fiction of Rosa Ribas” explores issues of cultural hybridity in the first two novels of Rosa Riba’s “Cornelia Weber-Tejedor” series. The series is set in Frankfurt and the protagonist is a police inspector with a German father and a ... Read more