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Naomi Riddle

was awarded a PhD in Australian Literature in 2015 after completing a BA (Hons) at the University of New South Wales in 2009.


About Naomi Riddle

Naomi was awarded a PhD in Australian Literature in 2015 after completing a BA (Hons) at the University of New South Wales in 2009. She has recently exhibited at Wellington St Projects10×8Gaffa and Gallery 2010 and her writing has appeared nationally and internationally in Guernica Magazine, Oberon, RealTime, Runway: Australian Experimental ArtTry Hard MagazineWhole Beast RagVoiceworksSoutherlyDas Platforms Online and HTMLgiant.


Articles about Naomi Riddle

Articles by Naomi Riddle

Wild Island by Jennifer Livett cover

History Is A Many-Sided Thing

'Three new Australian titles from debut novelists prompt just such a consideration of the connection between monumental and historical time, and its relationship to femininity. All three novels bestow a value and significance on women’s experience across two centuries: from the early penal settlement of Van Diemen’s Land in Jennifer Livett’s Wild Island to the ferocious and tragic friendship of two girls at the foot of a lighthouse in Kate Mildenhall’s Skylarking, and a pianist’s entrapment within an Oxford terrace from the 1950s to the present day in Zoë Morrison’s Music and Freedom. These novels all consider the domestic, with a weightiness given to private scenes and the interior – and alongside this, a feeling of movement, of an unsettled and unmoored female independence. Far away from the colonial centre, a certain wildness and abandon comes to the fore. '