"Love, I realised, is a state of being that emerges from a practise. You develop love through intimacy, truth-telling and truth-listening, custodianship, and the simple act of being together: hiking, fishing, birdwatching, camping, breathing, smelling, touching, eating Country."
"Setting the novel in the sixties allowed the examination of attitudes to these subjects to be revealed and a reader looking back can appreciate how far we have come, but also understand and, perhaps, see issues we still shroud in bias and misunderstanding."
"I’m also fascinated by perception. Someone is convinced they have seen a ghost—science says there must be an explanation, but even if there is, the emotional imprint, the response, of the individual can’t be dismissed."
“I believe there are fundamental questions that consume so many children of survivors... 'If the Holocaust had never happened and, consequently, my parents had never met, does that mean I owe my life to this catastrophe?’”