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James Bradley @cityoftongues Sydney, Australia

Author of Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade. Editor of The Penguin Book of the Ocean. New novel, Ghost Species, out May 2020.

2,486 Following   5,777 Followers   34,844 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/2/09


@looksouth @AllenAndUnwin @vwsg_web @WashWader @BirdlifeOz @ChristineMilne Really looking forward to this one.John Lennon: The Last Interview. https://t.co/SQB0BAij1x via @RollingStone
12/8
2019
@AdelaideBook @WyndhamSusan @mslcheng More importantly, we’re in the midst of long overdue redefinition of what mat… https://t.co/k2X63dv74U @AdelaideBook @WyndhamSusan @mslcheng Thank you. A few all-female shortlists doesn’t mean the structural inequities… https://t.co/PKhfQNl45They INFINITE DETAIL - which The Guardian picked as it's SF/F book of the year, dunno if I ever mentioned that (… https://t.co/MLgAmzMpzp
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12/7
2019
@maddiepalmer No. The weird passivity about it is very strange. @Darcy1968 Ugh.Anthropocene sunset. https://t.co/E5EqgLOgPW @rgcooke Absolutely.
12/6
2019
using data analysis we were able to map the extent of a network that takes over far-right pages, and posts coordina… https://t.co/upmxgvIl1q
Retweeted by James Bradley"Benjamin Fitzpatrick, a coral biologist with the University of WA and director of the Oceans Institute, said resea… https://t.co/3jKomBaDAsImportant reporting from @knausc, @mmcgowan, @NickEvershed and @olireports. https://t.co/cgshDY4DOP @sophiec @NickFeik I don't know much about buses, but I know what I hate. @NickFeik Thrown under an (administrative) bus? @adamm0rgan By which I mean terrific, obviously! @adamm0rgan Thank you. Your Chiang review is pretty great as well. @Antony_Adler @adamm0rgan Oh! Definitely seeking this out. Thank you. @adamm0rgan Thank you for this. So many terrific things in the string. I suspect this is the thing I'm proudest of. https://t.co/ycrse2afKz
12/5
2019
@damonayoung @BplusPNews @ScribeUKbooks @scribepub @literaryagent1 @ZeitgeistLit Brilliant. Very pleased for you!"in the premodern world, scripture was always a work in progress. Ancient writings were revered but not fossilized;… https://t.co/g1iW7GJY1V
Retweeted by James Bradley2019 has been a banner year for nature books! I complete my year-long list of faves with part 4 over at… https://t.co/eK7HUPcven
Retweeted by James BradleyThe Reef is not "challenged" by #climatechange, it will be obliterated by it. Published science is very clear that… https://t.co/po512ZdCIS
Retweeted by James Bradley @tfswebb It’s also very, very good. @tfswebb Weirdly enough I was thinking about that precise piece yesterday. When I first read it a few months ago I… https://t.co/9sNVDLz19w @WednesdayErskin I’m glad! It’s a fantastic book.Really lovely piece by Mark Mordue about Greedy Smith. https://t.co/zkRRPlQRCC
12/4
2019
@WednesdayErskin Oh! Hadn’t realised you were on Twitter. Unsolicited praise, but Sweet Home was one of the absolut… https://t.co/3uyjFYrS4M“The desire for balance and the desperate need of journalists to appear neutral will be the death of us.” ⁦… https://t.co/jLkBDKLg8JHappy publication day to our summer 2019 issue! Our bumper summer edition is packed with fine Australian writing,… https://t.co/n0To3O7Zmh
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12/3
2019
It's out and about ... the @meanjin December edition ... check out the contents https://t.co/lrHEyNsbeV read all o… https://t.co/11qEqECGvx
Retweeted by James Bradley @justine_hyde So excited. @BenLeighHobson We've all been there. There's wonderful story in Robin Robertson's Mortification about a reading wh… https://t.co/LOb8QB1u98 @skywordz @MykeCole The really weird thing was that after that opening she seemed to think he'd be happy to chat wi… https://t.co/PIHHYpHH2A @MykeCole I was once at an event at a school with a quite famous kids writer. The librarian walked up to him and sa… https://t.co/w7mLhxDNO6This looks seriously good. https://t.co/w59nxgQaE3And while we're talking about a new @meanjin about to land, maybe it's high time you caught up with our lead essay… https://t.co/EUjWKJyD9b
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12/2
2019
Trust in public institutions is declining, because ordinary people know those in power never face the consequences… https://t.co/5Y8uKzIaoR
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12/1
2019
How will a court put a price on #Indigenous spiritual connection? Yolngu seek compensation for cultural destruction… https://t.co/a4jbodvLTR
Retweeted by James Bradley“My pick for the book of the year Infinite Detail, is a before-and-after tale of near-future social collapse..It’s… https://t.co/9K2ankVuOo
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11/30
2019
@Oliver_Mol @SydReviewBooks It's terrific! @pervinsanghvi They're so weird and so beautiful. The article is pretty grim, but the photos are terrific. @lougreenewriter @pipmcg @FaberWriting Thanks, Lou."A whale nursery and sea lion playground, the region also has the highest concentration of dolphins on the planet;… https://t.co/6G2hrkhB7w @AlanBaxter Good on you.10 years ago science showed there are 15 known Earth tipping elements that regulate the state of the Planet. Today… https://t.co/tYxLPRDqTK
Retweeted by James Bradley"While we have rewired the Earth’s energy system, we have not rewritten the operating manual. Instead, fire sparks… https://t.co/wStF2OblbCThis is a fantastic piece of writing by @oliver_mol in @SydReviewBooks. Read it. https://t.co/7R2v9O8SE6A great and deserved #walkleys win for @samcvincent for this brilliant piece of work. Congratulations Sam! https://t.co/gLV1drSC8S
Retweeted by James BradleyWhat a week for @FaberWriting Writing A Novel tutors: 🌟 @KathrynHeyman's memoir Fury confirmed to be published by… https://t.co/t4ZXtlhItf
Retweeted by James BradleyClimate tipping points — too risky to bet against. https://t.co/wCzYAITjvTI once saw two hornbills fly overhead in Sumatra. It was glorious, and like stepping back into the time of the dino… https://t.co/gl1AeoTZnD
11/29
2019
@BrigidHains Thank you. That means a lot. @_sarahbarns @pipmcg Thank you. I’m thrilled. @justinractliffe Thank you. I’m still completely blown away. @joymccann_joy @pipmcg Thank you! I would love to chat at some point. @pipmcg Thank you. I'm still completely blown away by the whole thing, but so pleased and honoured.
11/28
2019
I wrote about Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckberg and various other demons for @THEMONTHLY https://t.co/1N8FwlCbuJ
Retweeted by James BradleyApplications for the @CopyrightAgency First Nations Fellowships are now open, closing midnight 14 Dec. Five fellow… https://t.co/pOYvYXRjNv
Retweeted by James BradleyGood times. https://t.co/4nlpb6mDHG"No singular human can survive isolated from the everyday entanglements with other parts of the ‘natural’ world – f… https://t.co/sY13bAPx1YHullo Summer @meanjin :) https://t.co/fBqVHKedgA
Retweeted by James Bradley @katemildenhall @lougreenewriter @carlyfindlay Thank you!"We are seeing fire going into these areas where fire is simply not meant to go." https://t.co/6EGiX6M9o6 @KathrynHeyman @AllenAndUnwin Yay! Also great title :)I love @AllenAndUnwin & love that they will be publishing my (*reads from puff*) 'deeply feminist story of becoming… https://t.co/NiR9uR02em
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11/27
2019
"Global greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 1.5 percent every year over the last decade ... To stay within relat… https://t.co/SCbCmvN1hZ @oz_f Last night’s reversal of the image of the tv version of HJ stopping the robbery a few episodes ago was inspired. @oz_f It’s just brilliant. Unlike anything I’ve seen before, and just so clever in the way it engages with American… https://t.co/7iMSSmYoiz
11/26
2019
Highly recommend this @LNLonRN conversation with @Jeff_Sparrow about his new book about the Christchurch Massacre,… https://t.co/1UJxWAswn0
11/24
2019
@ingredient_x @tajjaisen That’s fantastic. Congratulations. I can’t wait to read it. @frippet @ElizabethKnoxNZ @VUPBooks The detail I love about Ducks is that she added 30,000w during editing. @ShearingClaire That’s fantastic - I’m so pleased. And it got delayed for a series of boring reasons, but at the mo… https://t.co/QFp16LmljX
11/22
2019
ICYMI: Yet, instead of returning to offices, melting macaroons and iced teas in tow, we need to really see the fut… https://t.co/Eu77iFMsEg
Retweeted by James Bradley @joellegergis @Meanjin I'd like that a lot. And thank you. Your piece in @THEMONTHLY a while back meant a lot to me… https://t.co/t8YIrdHHCRAnd if you'd like to read the story that inspired the cover, it's here. https://t.co/S3BBFTADtMFantastic news. Big congrats to @NickFeik, @ErikOJensen, photographer Chase Middleton and everybody at @THEMONTHLY. https://t.co/Xi40JCfVFT @NickFeik That’s fantastic! Congratulations.And to @cityoftongues for writing the essay that deserved an award-winning cover https://t.co/sIEJjbN69F
Retweeted by James BradleyBig congrats and thanks to creative mastermind @ErikOJensen and photographer Chase Middleton and designers Public O… https://t.co/0kMhpFqYNL
Retweeted by James BradleyWoohoo! https://t.co/S847jztPsi
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11/20
2019
@LucyTreloar Also I have an idea I want to talk to you about. Deep in edit hell at present, but will email once I emerge. @LucyTreloar You will love it. @LucyTreloar Oh! I missed the Messud somehow. Not sure I'd call it *terrible*, but it's certainly not one of the bo… https://t.co/HlVKuEsVbI @LucyTreloar If you haven't read the Toews it's absolutely marvellous. @LucyTreloar Sorry! There are *three* books by non-US writers (I forgot Milkman). I think my point still stands, though. :) @LucyTreloar And yes, Train Dreams is a small miracle. @LucyTreloar Yes. All the usual disclaimers about American solipsism (of the 20 only two aren't by Americans, and o… https://t.co/gXKVFudlRL
11/19
2019
Found this going through my photos and had to share. I took it about a year ago near Macquarie Lighthouse. Sydney’s… https://t.co/LBeoUittZn
Retweeted by James Bradley @timmaughan The book is great.
11/17
2019
”Thousands of birds have been found dead around Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake, the largest inland salt-water body in Ind… https://t.co/XaK0hJDpuo
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11/16
2019
@Unwise_Trousers Up is down! Black is white! :) @SquigglyRick He’s such a lovely man. @Unwise_Trousers Kindergarten is the first year of school in NSW."While everybody’s hating everybody, let’s not forget who the real enemies of climate action are in this country: t… https://t.co/S2K5vhY6JNA man with droll humour, great hair & a penchant for double denim. Can write a song too. You’d not say no to… https://t.co/MJC4gSj3F4
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11/15
2019
@SimonGuy64 And they are fantastic. @SimonGuy64 I had three out of four of those editions as a kid.Read this. https://t.co/eFklr8q9dv
11/14
2019
@frippet @justine_hyde @jessie_x_cole @lithub Aww. Same is true from my end. And have loved watching your successes, which you so deserve. @HutchinsonDave @Wetdarkandwild Oh yes! So bad. I have a feeling I saw it in Sensurround.
11/13
2019

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