Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

About Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham has been on the publishing scene in Australia for more than thirty years and is the author of four books, Geography (2004), Bird (2008), Melbourne (2011) and Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy (2014).  She is writing her third novel, “This Devastating Fever” based on Leonard Woolf’s life and a book of linked essays called “#treeoftheday”. She is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s Non/fiction Lab and the current recipient of the United States Studies Centre-Indiana University Creative Arts Fellowship for 2018.

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Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse

Odd Fish:
Frank Moorhouse’s Cold Light

Cold Light is a very queer novel, though I don’t doubt that Edith would consider a label as loaded as that quite absurd. I’m not sure what Moorhouse thinks of the term. His creations are famously libertarian by instinct. Peter Pierce has written of him, ‘He has always been more interested in different, sometimes competing forms of idealism, whether these are embodied in an evangelist for American capitalism or the Rotarian ideals of a mayor in rural NSW.’ Which is all by way of saying that I think of Moorhouse as being deeply interested in morality. In ideas around truth and fairness. And I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that he’d reject a label like queer as being faddish.