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Paul’s novel Eleven Seasons won the 2012 Australian/Vogel’s Award. He has a keen interest in the experience of contemporary adolescence and its connections with popular culture, as is reflected in his work.
Melbourne. I grew up in the suburbs, having spent most of my childhood in Hawthorn.
University tutor, ESL teacher, editorial assistant.
Masculinity, identity and maturation, parent-child relationships, football culture’s relationship with women.
Winning the 2012 Australian Vogel’s Award; receiving my PhD in Creative Writing from Deakin University in 2009.
I have been published in Voiceworks and Verandah magazines, Eleven Seasons was published through Allen & Unwin.
My greatest passions are reading, watching and studying films, teaching and travelling.
[The talk went] very well. The mostly male audience of boys and fathers enjoyed hearing about Paul’s journey as a writer and how his early experiences with his own father and grandfather shaped him as a reader and sports lover.