News

10 September 2022

Nationwide review of Things We Bury in the News Corp papers

A nationwide review of Things We Bury was published today in 10 News Corp newspapers

across the country. The same review appeared in:

  • Herald-Sun, V Weekend (Victoria)

  • Courier Mail, Q Weekend (Queensland)

  • Hobart Mercury (Tasmania)

  • Adelaide Advertiser, SA Weekend (South Australia)

  • Saturday Telegraph (NSW)

  • Weekend Post (Queensland)

  • Toowoomba Chronicle (Queensland)

  • Northern Territory News (Northern Territory)

  • Townsville Bulletin (Queensland)

  • Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin (Queensland).

I was so grateful to get such a positive review, particularly because it was distributed

so widely.

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21 August 2022

In conversation at the Sam Merrifield library

I will be appearing with the fantastic YA author Karen Ginnane for a chat about all things writing at Sam Merrifield library in Moonee Ponds on 2 November at 6.30 pm. For more info and to book, check out the library's events page. It's free!

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2 July 2022

Interviews and more

Listen to me rabbiting on about Things We Bury on the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast and on 3CR's Published or Not program. I've also recorded an episode of Final Draft with Andrew Pople on 2SER and one with Dani Vee from the Words and Nerds podcast, which will be available shortly. You can catch me live as part of Dymocks Camberwell's First Tuesday Book Club on 2 August at the Rivoli Cinema.

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14 April 2022

Mark Brandi to launch Things We Bury

I'm excited to announce that the wonderful Melbourne-based novelist Mark Brandi will be launching Things We Bury. The date for the launch is the night before the official publication date – 27 June – and it will take place at Readings bookshop in Carlton from 6.30 pm. It will be a free event, but bookings are essential.

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30 May 2022

Kicking off promotion

Promotional activities for Things We Bury are in full swing. This week I'm recording interviews with Jan Goldsmith from the Published or Not radio program on 3CR and Valerie Khoo from the So You Want To Be A Writer podcast. I'm also writing an article for the Booktopian blog, to be released during Men's Health Week, and have answered a Q&A from the Australian Arts Review's On the Couch series. Not sure when any of these things are going live, but keep an eye on my social media for details.

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28 June 2022

Up, up and away!

Today is the official launch date for Things We Bury and I couldn't be more excited. We had the launch last night and I was so grateful to, first, have an in-person launch and, second, to have the support of readers, writers, friends and family who gathered at Readings Carlton to help me celebrate. 

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6 April 2022

Cover reveal

After what feels like years (but has only been months), I can finally share the amazing cover for Things We Bury. As soon as I saw it, I loved it. My grateful thanks to publisher Alex Lloyd for his inspired concept and to Christa Moffitt for the beautiful design. Thanks also to Mark Brandi, Sally Hepworth and Malcolm Knox for the blushingly lovely endorsements. 

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8 December 2021

Done and dusted

Things We Bury is ready to go – the copyedit is done, the typesetting, the proofread, the cover, the back cover blurb. Now I just have to wait another seven months for the official publication date. The hard copy, the e-book and the audiobook will all be released simultaneously, so stay tuned for an official date.

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Cover of Things We Bury showing the title and a picture of a car driving at night
Matthew Ryan Davies holding a copy of the novel Things We Bury at the book's launch.

20 September 2021

Cover sorted

A couple of weeks ago Pan Macmillan presented me with the concept for the cover for my new novel and I loved it straight away. It sets just the right tone. A few tweaks and now we're done. Can't wait to share it with you all in early 2022. We have a locked-in title now too – Things We Bury.

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26 April 2021

Contracts signed!

I'm thrilled to announce that today I signed a contract with Pan Macmillan Australia for two novels – the first to be published in June 2022 and the second in August 2023. Both are general contemporary fiction, aimed at the adult market this time.