“Gothic literature is that perpetual form which finds itself extending across centuries. Emerging in the late 18th century, it has divided itself into multiple sub-genres such as Romantic Gothic (think the Brontë sisters and Dracula), Modern Gothic (for example, horror films like The Babadook).Though Australian Gothic is an increasingly rare sub-genre, it’s the particular corner of this centuries-old literary tradition where we find Christie Nieman’s Where We Begin (Pan Macmillan) …”
Christie Nieman is an award-winning author, essayist and playwright. Her debut novel As Stars Fall (Pan Macmillan 2014), about the ecosystem of grief, was a Notable Book of the 2015 CBCA awards. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in journals and magazines including Meanjin, Canary, Overland and The Guardian. She has been a contributing editor on a couple of prominent anthologies: Just Between Us, 2013; and Mothers and Others, 2015, which featured her short fiction and nonfiction. Her critically acclaimed play, Call Me Komachi, received a Green-Room Award nomination, multiple productions, and publication by the Australian Script Centre. She has a PhD in Writing and Ecocriticism and lives and works in country Victoria. Her next novel is due out with Pan MacMillan in 2019.
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