Travels in the Northern Realm

By Nicolas Rothwell. First published in The Monthly July 2008 I would like to spread before you a world of rhythm and light; a world of beauty and fear; of rushing water and slow-burning dry-season fires: it is a realm where lightning strikes for nights on end, where...

Into the Shadowed Heart

A review by Pico Iyer of “The Red Highway” published in The Monthly, August 2009 The Red Highway (Black Inc., 288pp; $32.95) begins with a spare, haunting account of the Czech artist Karel Kupka clambering out of a plane and (as the book’s first sentence...

Out of the rubble

By Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian‘s Literary Review, February 3rd 2010 Exile and totalitarianism haunt the redemptive fiction of Nobel laureate Herta Mueller THE announcement of the newest Nobel laureate for literature, Romanian-born German author, Herta...

Diese Landschaft hat ihre eigene Architektur

Nicolas Rothwell liest in der Villa Quandt (11.09.10) Herr Rothwell, wie kommt ein Journalist und Schriftsteller wie Sie, der in Australien lebt und von dem noch kein Buch ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ausgerechnet zu einer Lesung in Potsdam? Bei meiner Lesung am...