Mystery, strangeness and coming-of-age: an interview with Christopher Currie, author of The Ottoman Motel

  Text Publishing, May 2011, 9781921758164 (Aus, US, UK) The parents of a young boy disappear in a small, strange town called Reception, in Christopher Currie's atmospheric debut novel The Ottoman Motel. The townfolk don't seem to be trying too hard to find Simon's parents, and it isn't the first disappearance in the area. Currie's debut … Continue reading Mystery, strangeness and coming-of-age: an interview with Christopher Currie, author of The Ottoman Motel

‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

My short story 'Obsolescence' is the story representing the country of Norway (and the city of Bergen) in The Lifted Brow 6: Atlas. There are stories, songs, poems, illustrations and limericks representing every country in the world in this amazing, ambitious issue (book + 2 CDs). I'm so happy to be among contributors like Eddy Current … Continue reading ‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the second

  Part the first of Christopher Currie's interview with Wells Tower can be found here. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) In other interviews, you’ve talked about your stories having a 'moral pendulum' swinging between characters, and the importance of putting the reader slightly off-balance at the end of a … Continue reading Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the second

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the first

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned Wells Tower Granta, 2009 9781847080486 (Aus, US/Kindle) Words: Christopher Currie and Wells Tower Image: Chris Somerville Back in March, during one of my reverential trawls through my RSS feeds, I began hearing about an American writer, Wells Tower, whose short story collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned was beginning to garner some … Continue reading Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Christopher Currie interviews Wells Tower, part the first