Kyo Maclear is the author of the memoir Birds Art Life, as well as many critically acclaimed picture books, including Virginia Wolf and The Fog, which were both adapted for the stage.
WHEN MY FATHER DIED, I began making weekly visits to a public grief house. I mean greenhouse. For seven Mondays, I rode the streetcar across town to warm myself in a Continue reading
A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I met a musician who had lost his heart to city birds. He took me under his proverbial wing and, for a year, I played newborn Continue reading
Sometimes it’s disappointing to meet an artist you truly admire but meeting my fellow panelist Shaun Tan at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2017 only fed my admiration. No one evokes Continue reading
We were old. We were weathered. We lost our youthful looks. We dotted Japan’s coastline. We stood at human height, sometimes taller. They called us “tsunami stones.” Our faces were carved Continue reading