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The Beautiful Obscure

My recently published book The Beautiful Obscure, on the intertwining cultural histories of Australia and Spain, is available now from Transmission Press, or selected bookshops. On the Transmission Press website there is also information on upcoming events and launches, as … Continue reading

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Spain: the new politics of resistance

Last week I contributed a mid-length article to Overland Magazine focussing on the political resistance to rampant corruption in Spain, the rise of Podemos and the generational change represented by a new class of politicians such as Pablo Iglesias, Alberto Garzón and Pedro Sánchez. Read … Continue reading

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1975: Whitlam and Franco

   For both Spain and Australia, 1975 was a singular year. In Spain, it was marked by the death of General Franco and in Australia by the fall of the Whitlam government. For one, the death of a conservative dictator; … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions

Mixed emotions as the suitcases are packed; it’s time to head back to Australia. The last two months, apart from being entirely rainless, have been hectic with research and writing activity. Of special interest has been uncovering the stories of … Continue reading

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