Publications


(with Richard Fidler) Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World. Sydney:
          HarperCollins/ABC Books, forthcoming October 2017.

"Exploring Southern Iceland," Escape (25 September 2017).

"Discover the Real Iceland," Travel Ideas Magazine (January 2017)

"Layers of Entrapment," Review of Farewell to the Father by Tim Elliot (Picador, 2016), Australian
          Book Review (September 2016): 22.
         "Farewell to the Father," australianbookreview.com.au (September 2016).

(with Richard Fidler) Saga Land (Radio Documentary). ABC Earshot. abc.net.au (14-17 March
          2016).

(with Richard Fidler) "Exploring Iceland Through Its Viking Sagas." abc.net.au (15 March 2016).

"Pictures That Ask The Right Questions," Writing Queensland 251 (25 January 2016).

The Ash Burner. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2015.

"In Loving Memory of Corfu," Sunday Telegraph (13 April 2015): 31.
          "In Loving Memory of Corfu," Sunday Territorian (3 May 2015): 40.
          "In Loving Memory of Corfu," dailytelegraph.com.au and other News Ltd sites (13 April
          2015).

"Reading Australia: Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita," Australian Book Review (31 March
          2015) australianbookreview.com.au 
          (Also available on the Reading Australia website.)

"A Place Carved Out By Time," Sunday Telegraph (22 March, 2015): 16-17.
          "A Place Carved Out By Time," Sunday Tasmanian (22 March 2015): 55.
          "A Place Carved Out By Time," Herald Sun (22 March 2015): 16-17.
          "A Place Carved Out By Time," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (22 March 2015): 10-15.
          "A Place Carved Out By Time," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (22 March 2015): 14-15.
          "A Place Carved Out By Times," Sunday Territorian (22 March 2015): 38.
          "Visit Mount Rushmore and the Badlands in South Dakota, USA," dailytelegraph.com.au and
          other News Ltd sites (22 March 2015).

"Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (23 November 2014): 19-20.
          "Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Sunday Telegraph (23 November 2014): 8.
          "Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Sunday Tasmanian (23 November 2014): 53.
          "Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (23 November 2014): 10.
          "Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Herald Sun (23 November 2014): 28.
          "Blue Waters at the Edge of the World," Sunday Territorian (23 November 2014): 41.
          "Visit Perth, Freemantle and Rottnest Island in Western Australia," dailytelegraph.com.au and
          other News Ltd sites (24 November 2014).

"Hip Sounds in Headland," Courier Mail (Canvas) (22 November 2014): 21.
          "North West Music Festival in Port Hedland, Western Australia," couriermail.com.au and
          otherNews Ltd publications (23 November 2014).

"Casting Light on a Peaceful Way of Life," Sunday Telegraph (9 November 2014): 36-37.
          "Casting Light on a Peaceful Way of Life," Herald Sun (9 November 2014): 12-13.
          "Casting Light on a Peaceful Way of Life," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (9 November 2014): 9-10.
          "Casting Light on a Peaceful Way of Life," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (9 November 2014): 20-21.
          "Follow the Lighthouse Route in Nova Scotia, Canada," dailytelgraph.com.au and other News
          Ltd sites (9 November 2014).

"Rhythms of a Bustling City," Sunday Telegraph (9 November 2014): 30-31.
          "Rhythms of a Bustling City," Herald Sun (9 November 2014): 34.
          "Discover Hong Kong Restaurants and Sights During a Stay at Hotel Icon," heraldsun.com.au
          and other News Ltd sites.

"The Northern Frontier Beckons," Daily Telegraph (6 November 2014): 66.
          "Northern Exposure," Herald Sun (Weekend) (8 November 2014): 26.
          "Explore Darwin and Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory," news.com.au and
          other News Ltd sites.

"Mustering a Wild Bunch," Sunday Telegraph (2 November 2014): 26-27.
          "Mustering a Wild Bunch," Sunday Tasmanian (2 November 2014): 53.
          "Mustering a Wild Bunch," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (2 November 2014): 20-21.
          "Mustering a Wild Bunch," Herald Sun (2 November 2014): 20-21.
          "Saddle Up for South Dakota Governor Buffalo Roundup," www.heraldsun.com.au and other
          News Ltd sites (2 November 2014).
       
"Chinese Resort of Epic Proportions," Sunday Telegraph (2 November 2014): 34-35.
          "Chinese Resort of Epic Proportions," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (2 November 2014): 16-17.
          "Chinese Resort of Epic Proportions," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (2 November 2014): 20-21.
          "Chinese Resort of Epic Proportions," Herald Sun (2 November 2014): 32-33.
          "Mission Hills Resort in Hainan, China," adelaidenow.com.au and other News Ltd sites (2
          November 2014).

"Between Rocks and Hard Places," Sunday Telegraph (14 September 2014): 4-5.
          "Between Rocks and Hard Places," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (14 September 2014): 19-21.
          "Between Rocks and Hard Places," Sunday Tasmanian (14 September 2014): 56.
          "Between Rocks and Hard Places," Herald Sun (14 September 2014): 16-17.
          "The Sunniest Place in Scandinavia," dailytelegraph.com.au and other News Ltd sites (14
          September 2014).

"Strange Brilliance," Review of Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness by Paul Binding (Yale
          UP,  2014), Australian Book Review (September 2014): 32-33.
          "A New Life of Hans Christian Andersen," australianbookreview.com.au (September 2014).

"Centre of Living Art," Herald Sun (24 August 2014): 9.
          "Centre of Living Art," Sunday Telegraph (24 August 2014): 44-45.
          "Centre of Living Art," Sunday Tasmanian (24 August 2014): 30.
          "Inside the Design Nation," couriermail.com.au and other News Ltd sites (24 August 2014).

"Step Up to Quiet Life," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (13 July 2014): 16-17.
          "Step Up to Quiet Life," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (13 July 2014): 8.
          "Step Up to Quiet Life," Sunday Tasmanian (13 July 2014): 29.
          "Step Up to Quiet Life," Sunday Telegraph (13 July 2014): 26-27.
          "Step Up to Quiet Life," Herald Sun (13 July 2014): 10-11.
          "The Times, Wines, and Tides of Tasmania's Tamar Valley," dailytelegraph.com.au and other
          News Ltd sites (13 July 2014).

"Tess the Obscure," Review of Joyful by Robert Hillman (Text Publishing, 2014), Australian Book
          Review (May 2014): 56.
          "Tess the Obscure," australianbookreview.com.au (May 2014).

"Season a Reason for Celebrations," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (23 March 2014): 12-13.
          "Season a Reason for Celebrations," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (23 March 2014): 12-13.
          "Season a Reason for Celebrations," Sunday Tasmanian (23 March 2014): 52.
          "Season a Reason for Celebrations," Herald Sun (23 March 2014): 8-9.
          "Chocolate, Jazz and Christmas Festivals in Tubingen and Stuttgart," dailytelegraph.com.au
          and other News Ltd sites (23 March 2014).

"Journey to Saga Country," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (9 February 2014): 28-29.
          "Journey to Saga Country," Sunday Telegraph (9 February 2014): 24-25.
          "Take a Journey to Saga Country," heraldsun.com.au and other News Ltd sites (9 February
          2014).

"Give Way to Great Charms," Sunday Herald Sun (5 January 2014): 17-18.
          "Give Way to Great Charms," Sunday Tasmanian (5 January 2014): 50.
          "Give Way to Great Charms," Sunday Territorian (5 January 2014): 36.
          "Give Way to Great Charms of Halifax," Sunday Telegraph (5 January 2014): 28-29.
          "Give Way to Great Charms of Halifax," couriermail.com.au and other News Ltd sites (4
          January 2014).

"Author-In-Waiting," Review of His Stupid Boyhood by Peter Goldsworthy (Hamish Hamilton,
          2013), Australian Book Review (December-January 2013): 16-18.
          "His Stupid Boyhood: A Memoir," australianbookreview.com.au (December 2013)

"Celtic Ways Weave a Spell," Sunday Telegraph (29 December 2013): 14-15.
          "Celtic Ways Weave a Spell," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (29 December 2013): 12 & 15.
          "Celtic Ways Weave A Spell," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (29 December 2013): 8-9.
          "Experience the Sights and Sounds of Cape Breton," thetelegraph.com.au and other News Ltd
          sites (29 December 2013).

"The Shoe Sellers of Karoussades," Bumf (13 December 2013).

"Losing Yourself in the Moment," Sunday Telegraph (1 December 2013): 22-23.
          "Losing Yourself in the Moment," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (1 December 2013): 4-5.
          "Losing Yourself in the Moment," couriermail.com.au and other News Ltd sites (1 December
          2013).
       
"Letter to Lady Chatterley," Yours Truly, Penguin, 2013: 427-430.

(with Susan Carson, Lesley Hawkes, and Samuel Martin) "Practices of Literary Tourism: An
          Australian Case Study," International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research
          7.1 (2013): 42-50.

"Tales From An Ancient Place," Sunday Telegraph (20 October 2013): 8.
          "Tales From An Ancient Place," Sunday Territorian (20 October 2013): 39. 
          "North Draws You Back," Courier-Mail (24 August 2013): 28. 
          "Tales From An Ancient Place," news.com.au (20 October 2013). 
          "Aboriginal Art in Kakadu and Arnhem Land," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (2
          September 2013).

"All the Flavours of Asia," Courier Mail (12 October 2013): 28.
          "Dining in Paradise," Herald Sun (12 October 2013): 30.
          "Food That’s Licensed to Thrill," Daily Telegraph (10 October 2013): 68.

"The Hard Facts," Review of A History of Silence by Lloyd Jones (Text Publishing, 2013), Australian
          Book Review (October 2013): 24-25. 
          "A History of Silence," australianbookreview.com.au (October 2013).

"Food Trail Through Jasper, Lake Louise and Calgary," Escape (30 June 2013) 
          "Food Trail Through Jasper, Lake Lousie and Calgary," news.com.au (30 June 2013) .

"Eclectic Blends Somehow Makes Sense," Sunday Tasmanian (23 June 2013): 28. 
          "Eclectic Blends Makes Sense," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (23 June 2013).

"A Great Charmer," Review of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure (John Murray, 2012), Australian
         Book Review (April 2013): 52-53. 
          "The Peripatetic and Adventurous Patrick Leigh Fermor," australianbookreview.com.au (April
          2013).

"Lessons from a Church Mural," Courier-Mail (20 April 2013): 16.

"A Nation of Villages," Sunday Telegraph (24 February 2013): 14. 
          "Boat Race Festival in Samoa," news.com.au (24 February 2013).

"Turning into the Wilds of the Rockies," Sunday Telegraph (27 January 2013): 18. 
          "Turning into the Wilds of the Rockies," The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (27 January 2013): 7.
          "Turning into the Wilds of the Rockies," Sunday Herald Sun (7 January 2013): 39. 
          "Wilds of the Canadian Rockies," news.com.au (26 January 2013).

"Colonial Life Collides with Tradition," Sunday Tasmanian (27 January 2013): 53. 
          "Colonial Life Collides with Tradition," Sunday Herald Sun (27 January 2013): 18. 
          "Colonial Life Collides with Tradition," Sunday Telegraph (27 January 2013): 8.
          "A Cultural Life in Samoa," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (27 January 2013).

"Moved by the Spirit of Nature," Sunday Times (Perth) (6 January 2013): 6. 
          "Moved by the Spirit of Nature," Sunday Tasmanian (6 January 2013): 53. 
          "Moved by the Spirit of Nature," Sunday Herald Sun (6 January 2013): 4.
          "Moved by the Spirit of Nature," The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (6 January 2013): 4. 
          "Moved by the Spirit of Nature," Sunday Telegraph (6 January 2013): 18. 
          "Moved by the Spirit of Nature," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (5 January 2013).

"The Other Side of the Threshold," Review of Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux (Harvard UP,
         2012), Australian Book Review (December 2012 – January 2013): 26-27.
          "Sue Prideaux: Strindberg," australianbookreview.com.au (December 2012-January 2013).

"Travel Writing," The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing. Eds. David Morley and Philip
          Neilsen. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012.

"City That Enjoys Life," Courier-Mail (15 December 2012): 32. 
          "Mountains to the Sea," Herald Sun (14 December 2012): 51. 
          "So Much to Sea, View and Do," Daily Telegraph (13 December 2012): 80.

"The Pirate of Karoussades," Stilts 3 (December 2012).
          "The Pirate of Karoussades," underthestilts.com (2012).

"Of Castles and Fairytales," The Courier-Mail (20 October 2012): 18. 
          "Of Castles and Fairytales," Sunday Telegraph (7 October 2012): 24.

"Duel-Scarred Students Ran Wild in Ruins," Sunday Times (Perth) (9 September 2012): 24.
          "Duel-Scarred Students Ran Wild in Ruins," Sunday Tasmanian (9 September 2012): 66.
          "Duel-Scarred Students Ran Wild in Ruins," Sunday Herald Sun (9 September 2012): 4.
          "Duel-Scarred Students Ran Wild in Ruins," Sunday Telegraph (9 September 2012): 22. 
          "Sail into one of Europe’s Greatest Citites," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (9 September
          2012).

"Port with a Duel Personality," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (26 August 2012) 
          "Conflicted City with a Duel Personality," The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (26 August 2012): 13.
          "Explore Duel Personality," Sunday Times (Perth) (26 August 2012): 14. 
          "Conflicted Port with a Duel Personality," Sunday Tasmanian (26 August 2012): 63. 
          "Port with a Duel Personality," Sunday Herald Sun (26 August 2012): 16.
          "Conflicted Port with a Duel Personality," Sunday Telegraph (26 August 2012): 26. 
          "Perfect Start to a River Cruise," theaustralian.com.au and other News Ltd sites (26 August
          2012).

"Pearl of a Town May Entrap You," The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (1 July 2012): 20. 
          "Pearl of a Town May Entrap You," Sunday Telegraph (1 July 2012): 22. 
          "Pearl of a Town May Entrap You," Sunday Times (Perth) (1 July 2012): 8. 
          "There’s Good Light in Broome," theaustralian.com.au and other News Ltd sites (1 July 2012).

"Lazy Days of Simply Going with the Flow," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (27 May 2012): 10. 
          "Lazy Days of Simply Going with the Flow," The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (27 May 2012): 24.
          "Lazy Days of Simply Going with the Flow," Sunday Telegraph (27 May 2012): 28.
          "Lazy Days of Simply Going with the Flow," Sunday Times (Perth) (27 May 2012): 22.

"The Art of Vanishing Parents," underthestilts.com (4 May 2012).

"Learn to Love Thy Neighbour," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (19 February 2012): 19.
          "Learn to Love Thy Neighbour," Sunday Herald Sun (12 February 2012): 31.
          "Learn to Love Thy Neighbour," Sunday Telegraph (12 February 2012): 29. 

"Letter from Zambia," WQ (December 2011 – January 2012): 15.

"A Weekend Among Vines," Sunday Herald Sun (18 December 2011): 4.
          "A Weekend Among Vines," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (18 December 2011): 54.
          "A Weekend Among Vines," Sunday Telegraph (18 December 2011): 6.
          "A Weekend Among Vines," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (18 December 2011): 5.
          "Going Sideways in New Zealand," Sunday Tasmanian (18 December 2011): 29.
          "Wine Weekend in New Zealand," theaustralian.com.au and other News Ltd sites (18 December
          2011).

"An Icelandic Thing," Rex (November 2011).

"Follow a Man of Peace," Sunday Times (Perth) (13 November 2011): 17.
          "In the Footprints of a Man of Peace," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (13 November 2011): 22.
          "In the Footprints of a Man of Peace," Sunday Telegraph (13 November 2011): 20.
          "In the Footprints of a Man of Peace," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (13 November 2011): 10.
          "Exploring Enigmatic Zambia," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (13 November 2011).

"A Walk Through Reykjavík," Sunday Times (Perth) (14 August 2011): 22.
          "A Walk Through Cool Reykjavík," Sunday Herald Sun (14 August 2011): 24.
          "A Walk Through Cool Reykjavík," Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (14 August 2011): 18.
          "A Walk Through Cool Reykjavík," Sunday Telegraph (14 August 2011): 4.
          "A Walk Through Cool Reykjavík," Sunday Mail (Adelaide) (14 August 2011): 14.
          "A Walk Through Reykjavík," couriermail.com.au (14 August 2011).

The Promise of Iceland. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 2011.

"Letter from Brisbane," The Lifted Brow 8 (February 2011): 41.

"Author in the Shadows." Review of Nine Lives by William Dalrymple (Bloomsbury, 2009), M/C
          Reviews (11 June 2010).

"Independent People," M/C Journal 13.1 (March 2010).

"The Icelandic Army of Foreign Secretaries," The Lifted Brow (6 December 2009).

"Within and Without Family in the Icelandic Sagas," Parergon 26.1 (2009): 13-33.

"Sweden of the Sagas." Á austrvega: Saga and East Scandinavia. Preprint Papers of The 14th
          International Saga Conference Uppsala, 9th-15th August 2009. Gävle: Gävle University Press,
          2009. Vol 1. 484-90.

Review of Fathers: The Men Who Made Us (Granta 104). M/C Reviews (27 June 2008).

Review of Mediterranean Crossings by Iain Chambers (Duke UP, 2008). M/C Reviews (18 May
          2008).

Review of The Anatomist: A True History of Gray’s Anatomy by Bill Hayes (Scribe, 2008).
          M/C Reviews (10 April 2008).

Review of The Author-Cat: Clemens’s Life in Fiction by Forrest G. Robinson (Fordham U P, 2007).
          M/C Reviews (18 January 2008).

"Authorship in Medieval Iceland: A Character-based Approach," Gripla 17 (2006): 125-52.

"The Fantastic in the Family Sagas: Implications for Saga Authorship.” The Fantastic in Old Norse / 
          Old Icelandic Literature. Preprints of the 13th International Saga Conference, 6-12 August 2006.
          Durham: U of Durham, 2006.

"The Icelander Abroad: Hjalti Skeggjason's Swedish Mission." Travel and Travellers from Bede to
          Dampier. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005, 67-77.

Narratives of Possession: Reading for Saga Authorship. PhD Thesis, University of Queensland, 2003.

"The Passion of the Old and the New: Saga Studies on the Fatal Shore." Parergon 20.1 (2003): 163-
          191.

"Would You Like Ice With That?" The Australian (29 March 2003).

Review of Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry by Jennifer Neville (Cambridge
          U P, 1999). AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature 
          Association 98 (November 2002): 121-23.

"Iceland's So Cool," Courier Mail (20 April 2002).

"Letter from Iceland," Australian Book Review 238 (February 2002).

Review of Memory and Gender in Medieval Europe, 900 –1200 by Elizabeth van Houts (U of Toronto
          P, 1999). AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature
          Association 95 (May 2001): 109-10.

"The Advantage of Self-Possession: Knowledge and Advice in Þorgils saga ok Hafliða.” Old Norse
          Myths, Literature and Society. Proceedings of the 11th International Saga Conference, 2-7 July
          2000, University of Sydney. Sydney: University of Sydney, 2000. 429-40.

At Thingvellir (2010)