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Welcome to this site, which offers a brief introduction to some of my recent books and writings, set, for the most part, in northern Australia and the desert inland. The books are described on their dedicated page, together with a short account of their themes. Some...

On The Red Highway and its themes

Excerpt from an interview in the magazine Australian Aboriginal Art, June 2009 Darwin-based author and arts writer Nicolas Rothwell is particularly known for his interest in Australian Indigenous art and culture. His fourth book, The Red Highway, follows Rothwell’s...

Science and sceptics shrink Darwin’s big idea

By Nicolas Rothwell. First published in the Australian Literary Review, February 4th 2009. It also appears in The Best Australian Essays: A ten year collection, published by Black Inc, April 2011 Charles Darwin’s emotional trajectory and intellectual legacy...

Ein anderes Land

Auszug (Übersetzung Antje Ràvic Strubel) Erst nachdem ich mehrere Jahre lang im Norden Australiens gelebt hatte, fing ich an, einige der gut verborgenen Kräfte zu erkennen, die mich dorthin gebracht hatten; und als mein Denken einmal diesen Weg eingeschlagen hatte,...