Portrait of David Sornig

David Sornig

David Sornig’s Blue Lake: finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp (Scribe, 2018) charts the loss of the wetlands on the western edge of central Melbourne and rise of the rubbish tips and shanties that replaced them. He is the author of the novel Spiel (UWAP, 2009) and his fiction and non-fiction writing has featured in Kill Your Darlings, Harvard Review, Griffith Review, Island and the Age. He is the co-creator of an audio adaptation of Blue Lake for Radio National’s The History Listen which was first broadcast in April 2019.

Photo: Karen Quist