Delia Falconer

Delia Falconer
Delia Falconer is a novelist, journalist and non-fiction writer. She is the editor of The Best Australian Stories 2008 and 2009. Her books include The Service of Clouds, The Penguin Book of the Road and Sydney.

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Justine Clark (Ally) with Lincoln Younes (Romeo) and Eva Lazzaro (Gigi) in a scene from 'Tangle'.

Connective tissue


‘Tangle’ (Season Two) and ‘Spirited’

Bret Easton Ellis, 2008. © David Factor/Corbis Outline

The public mind


Bret Easton Ellis’ ‘Imperial Bedrooms’

Brought to Booker


Man Booker International

Train I ride


Don Watson’s ‘American Journeys’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.



It is a cold morning on the Tasman Peninsula, south of Hobart, and I am holding a dead wombat's paw. It is a surprisingly dainty thing, as elongated as a baby's foot. The pads are plump, unscarred and scrupulously clean. The palm is gently cupped. Dr …

The great unspooler. Romeo meets Juliet in ‘Kashmir’


‘Shalimar the Clown’ by Salman Rushdie