At Wordstorm: NT Writers Festival in Darwin, 24-27 May 2018

I am excited to be featured in this year’s NT Writers Festival in Darwin – a unique and relaxed literary festival that profiles Indigenous Australian, South-East Asian, and Northern Territory voices.   On Saturday 26 May 5:30pm, my debut collection of short stories My Life & Other Fictions will be given its Darwin launch by the lovely…

Advertisement

My Life & Other Fictions – Giacometti’s debut collection resonates with depth and originality

‘Australian author Michael Giacometti’s debut short story collection My Life & Other Fictions is a penetrating and original book. Awash with intricate and beautiful sentences, bold and alluring voices, and a range of intriguing characters and settings, it’s a collection to savour. Its 20 stories sound the depths of human experience—and yield more treasure with each reading. Themes of…

At the Sydney Writers Festival 23 May 2017

Although I am not appearing at SWF17, one of my short stories is. Get down to the Knox Street Bar (21 Shepherd St, Chippendale) on Tuesday 23 May 7pm for Little Fictions: On the Road. Be treated to fabulous contemporary Australian short stories read and performed by excellent Australian actors. A great night of storytelling.

Now reading: War with the Newts, by Karel Capek

Karel Capek, War with the Newts (1936) Looking for something new and different to read, I came across Slawomir Mrozek’s marvellous little collection, The elephant. That book is part of Penguin’s Central European Classics series, and the inside jacket marketing of the other books in the series led me to, among other authors, Capek. Thankfully,…