QUICKSILVER: A Reader’s Introduction

Two decades ago, Nicolas Rothwell began a journey into the Australian inland and its mirage-like horizons – a journey both of exploration and self-exploration. The three fictions that came about as a result of these experiences – “Wings of the Kite-Hawk,”...

Quicksilver: Reflections

The 2011 Madgwick Lecture, delivered at the University of New England in November I should like to guide you through three distinct episodes in recent history: one from 18th century Europe, dominated by grand, unstable empires, one from the Australian colonial...

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...

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...