Nicolas Rothwell’s Belomor: A New Genre

This examination of the novel form, the tradition of the tale and the structure of “Belomor”‘ is by a close follower of trends in Australian writing, Silke Hesse. The literary review is a genre all of its own. It is of the first hour and the urgency...

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...

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...

With interior designs

“Wings of the Kite-Hawk” review by Noel Purdon. First published in The Weekend Australian March 22nd 2003 Nicolas Rothwell takes a journey into the metaphors and realities of the Australian landscape AS he demonstrated in his novel Heaven & Earth,...