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…

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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.

A review that will sell books

Who said reviews had no power to sell books anymore? Helen Elliot’s review of Cracking the Spine (published by Spineless Wonders) in the recent Weekend Australian will have copies of the book walking off bookshelves if only bookstores stocked small independent publishers. Although Readings have the book on their list, they have no in-store stock…

Cracking the Spine

Spineless Wonders will soon (in July) release an outstanding new book for readers and lovers of writing, Cracking the Spine. I could wax lyrical about why it is so important, why you MUST read it, but better to leave it to the chief literary critic of The Australian, Geordie Williamson: “Cracking the spine is not…