How Jean Rhys cured my crying jags
Tobias McCorkell explains how reading helped him through depression and anxiety
15 minute read
Tobias McCorkell is the author of forthcoming novel Everything in its Right Place (Transit Lounge, 2020) and Transgressive Fiction (1984–2017): Taboos, Sex and Style (ibidem Press, 2021), a theoretical book examining transgressive fiction writing in Australia, the US, Germany, France, and the UK. Tobias’ fiction and non-fiction interrogates class, gender and generational divides in contemporary Western culture. The manuscript for his first novel, Barely Anything, was awarded the University of Melbourne/Affirm Press Prize for Creative Writing in 2015. In 2018, Tobias appeared at the Melbourne Emerging Writers' Festival. He is the recipient of a 2019 Varuna Residency Fellowship.