A big THANKS to the 80 or so people who came along to the Canberra launch of Wild Sea on Saturday 25 August at MoAD. The event kicked off with drinks from the former Members’ Bar in Old Parliament House, then a welcome and introduction from Professor Frank Bongiorno, Head of the ANU School of … More Wild Sea launched at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival
Thanks to Tim and Lyn at Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury for hosting a book event to promote Wild Sea at their store last weekend in Melbourne. It was an intimate gathering, with Tim starting proceedings by singing a ‘love song to an ocean’. It’s a great little bookshop located at 143 Maling Road, Canterbury for anyone wanting to browse in … More Book event at Tim’s Bookshop
I am thrilled to be starting research for a new book provisionally titled ‘Tales of a Frozen Land: Australians and Antarctica’, commissioned by NLA Publishing for the National Library of Australia. Much of my research will be undertaken in the NLA’s Petherick Reading Room (pictured above). Here’s the announcement in the July edition of the … More The beginning of another new southern adventure!
Over the past few weeks since the release of Wild Sea, I have been thrilled and humbled to receive some wonderful reviews and feedback from readers both in Australia and overseas. Here are a few examples, in no particular order. McCann’s wide-ranging research is presented in clear and often vivid prose which conveys her love and respect for … More Some feedback and reviews
James Bradley (@cityoftongues) has just reviewed Wild Sea in the Australian. He is the author of several novels (Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist, Clade, The Silent Invasion and The Buried Ark), and has won several literary awards for his writing. He has also edited two anthologies, The Penguin Book of the Ocean and Blur, a … More James Bradley reviews Wild Sea in the Australian
Delighted to see this review by David Barnes for the Otago Daily Times in New Zealand. Thanks David, and for promoting Wild Sea to NZ readers.
My recent interview on ABC Conversations elicited a response from one listener about just how I was defining the geographical reach of the Southern Ocean. I responded with a brief explanation of how I had approached this contentious question, and I thought it would be worth reproducing it here in case others might be wondering. … More Just where IS the Southern Ocean?
Professor Michael Robinson from the University of Hartford (USA), has been based at the Australian National University for a month whilst undertaking research at the National Library of Australia. During his visit, I caught up with Michael to discuss Southern Ocean history and record a podcast for ‘Time to Eat the Dogs‘, his blog about … More ‘Time to Eat the Dogs’…talking with Professor Michael Robinson about exploration, extreme environments and Southern Ocean history