Current Project

Robert is writing a book which is due for publication with Black Inc several years ago.


︎Regular contributor to The Monthly (2013 – Present)
︎Rough Draught — (The Monthly)
︎I Fought the Law — (The Monthly)
︎Lessons from Camels — (The Monthly, Longreads, 'Best Australian Essays 2017')
︎The Perfect Host —  (The Monthly)
︎The Stopover —  (The Monthly)
︎A Beautiful Mess — (The Monthly, 'Best Australian Comedy Writing 2016')
︎The Art of Tour Guiding — (The Monthly, Longform, Internazionale, 'Best Australian Comedy Writing 2015')

Previous ventures and debacles

Founding Editor at The Canary Press (2013 – 2017)

The Canary Press is Australia’s greatest (and possibly only) short story magazine. It was founded in 2013, in an elaborate attempt to avoid doing the dishes. It has published new and Australian writers alongside the likes of Jim Shepard, Etgar Keret, Miranda July, Annie Proulx and George Saunders.

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