My first book, a collection of short stories called We Are Not The Same Anymore, came out in March of 2013. This right here is a link to it, along with a blurb and the cover and some cover quotes and review quotes, where people say things like “sadness” and “dark humour” and “restraint” and “cohesion” and “struggles”. It was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd award. One of the stories was included in Best Australian Stories 2013.
I’m currently based in Melbourne. I was born in Launceston in 1984, grew up in Hobart, and then lived in Queensland for a while. I’ve taught creative writing at the University of Queensland, Griffith University, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Sometimes I do drawings for magazines. I can be followed on twitter @chrisomerville. I only have a personal Facebook page, which I hate anyway. I can always be emailed at somerville(dot)chris(at)gmail(dot)com