January 18, 2017

~★★★ 1/2 ~

I wasn't holding out much hope for Lion. I was ready to relegate it to the competent-yet-mediocre, 'feel-good schmaltz' sub-genre bin, alongside such...

November 30, 2016

I wrote a short review of Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak Adut and Ben McKelvey for Australian Book Review's December 'Books of the Year' issue. The artic...

September 29, 2016

On Saturday 27 September I had the pleasure of attending the Melbourne Writers Festival as part of an event to announce the winner of ABR’s 2016 Elizabeth Jolle...

August 22, 2016

I recently reviewed Ricky Gervais's latest film, David Brent: Life on the road for Australian Book Review's Arts Update. This is my first published film review...

August 1, 2016

My review of the Dark Mofo festival got published in the August 2016 print edition of Australian Book Review! This is my first ever article for the papery stuff...

July 30, 2016

~ Stranger Things: Season 1 (Netflix) ★★★★★ ~

Ever watch something so well crafted, it actually makes you spasm a little with joy every now and then while you're...

July 27, 2016

My review of Dark Mofo 2016 has been published in the Arts Update section of Australian Book Review. My very first published article (apart from this blog and b...

October 9, 2015

What do "Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke, Russell Brand, and Kim Kardashian have in common? They all have nothing to do with deer.

Recently, I acquired a first e...

September 3, 2015

Here's a short story about coming home and guinea pigs called "Charlotte is a Guinea Pig's Name".

Illustrations by me.

- Dilan

April 24, 2015

When an Austro-Hungarian archduke was assassinated by a group of Slavic nationalists over 100 years ago, countless brave, naïve young men, lay dead, dying or sc...

January 31, 2015

Last year, I promised myself to write more in 2015, and ultimately fulfil a lifelong goal of getting a book published. To achieve this, I have been given a twel...

January 24, 2015


I've written a review/essay on Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura, which can be read here.

- Dilan

May 1, 2014

I wrote this letter upon finding out that a friend who I had met in Scotland in 2014, passed away. I hadn’t spoken to him in almost a year, but I was nonetheles...

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