Journalist. Writer. Reader.
Gillian has 24 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting with the ABC, working in radio, television and online news. She presented the Afternoon Show on ABC Radio Perth and Western Australia from 2010 – 2020. Gillian is currently a Reader in Residence for the literary journal, SmokeLong Quarterly.
Gillian’s fiction has been published internationally. Her words appear in the Bath Flash Fiction anthology, Restore to Factory Settings, (2020), Perth: A Guide for the Curious ( UWAP 2016), Once: a selection of short, short stories (Night Parrot Press 2020). She has forthcoming work in SmokeLong Quarterly, the Reflex Fiction anthology, and in the Night Parrot Press collection, Twice Not Shy: 100 short short stories, due April 2021.
Gillian has interviewed a wide range of guests on radio, television and at live events, including for ABC Perth, the Perth Writers Festival, the Margaret River Writers Festival and Kembali 20, for the Ubud Writers Festival. Her interviews include conversations with Sir Ian McKellen, Hilary Mantel, Helen Garner, Taika Waititi, John Cleese, Tim Winton and many others. She is available as a facilitator, please contact her via the email address listed above.
In 2020, Gillian won the UK Autumn Reflex Flash Fiction prize, she was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction award, and a finalist in the London Independent Story prize. In 2021 she was nominated for a US Pushcart prize for her small fiction piece, Mouse.