Recent and Forthcoming

by David Brooks


The Grass Library will shortly appear in a North American edition, published by Ashland Creek Press (Oregon).

‘Writing Animals’ (essay) was published in the November/December 2019 ‘Activism’ issue of the Kenyon Review  (USA) edited by John Kinsella and Rita Dove.

‘The Rats of Lord Howe: What kind of Biodiversity is Achieved through Biocide?’ (essay) appeared on the ABC Religion and Ethics page on July 12, 2019.

The Pozzo Sonnet: Rilke and the Killing of the Doves’ (essay) was published in Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, ed. Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Animal Dreams, an extensive collection of David’s essays on animals in contemporary philosophy, literary theory, Australian literature, etc., is due for publication by Sydney University Press in late 2020/early 2021.

KANGAROOS – the 100 DAYS PROJECT: Over a period of one hundred days in late 2017 and early 2018 David wrote and/or curated 100 posts concerning the historical treatment of kangaroos and the predicament of kangaroos in contemporary Australia. These posts, and some exquisite photography, can be accessed here.