Conflux 7 Canberra

I’m looking forward to my first Conflux ever, Conflux 7 in Canberra. Program is here:


I’m on the panel Science in Your Fiction with Patty Jansen, Phill Berrie and Shauna O’Meara on Saturday, Oct 1st at 12:30pm.


I think it will be a lot of fun.

AurealisXpress September 2011

From the review: “…truly exciting…a thoroughly convincing, immaculately researched account of a society in which those who can afford it can acquire wings…. There are breathtaking accounts of the skills and dangers of flying, using intimate knowledge of how the air behaves as a medium–updrafts, thermals, clouds, storms…


Best of all, though, is the gripping story….

This wonderful new author unerringly explores the social consequences, and the strains between fliers and non-fliers.” Crisetta MacLeod

Reading Madame Bovary scoops the pool

I’m very excited that Amanda Lohrey’s fine collection of short stories, Reading Madame Bovary, has won the Fiction Book Award and Australian Short Story Collection Award in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. It’s so heartening to see good work recognised. Congratulations, Amanda!

Inkling Magazine – August 2011

When We Have Wings
Claire Corbett

A wonderfully imagined speculative fiction set in a world where human flight has become possible through surgically crafted wings and an ongoing drug regime. Only the rich and powerful can afford wings, leading to societal separation of ‘fliers’ and ‘non-fliers’….Poignant, beautiful and achingly human, this story is well worth the read.