Okay Eva, here we go! Lychees or Peaches?
Years of tinned peaches with custard or ice-cream. It was the 70s. Peaches.
Oh yes, I remember, and it was only vanilla ice-cream, none of the fancy stuff! If you were written about in a newspaper, what would the headline say?
I was, twice. Once, as a bus crash victim (minor crash but it went national). Once, as the victim of a newsroom slashing, as happens to journalists in media shakeups.
What is your favourite line from a book or movie?
“Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.” To Kill a Mockingbird
Which genre do you usually write in? And why do you think this is so?
I write literary short stories, which is a surprise to me, because I never read short stories (bar Roald Dahl) until my thirties. The fact I write shorts is no doubt a product of creative writing courses, however I’ve persevered because I love the restriction, freedom and challenge of the form. I’m also writing an historical novel.
Tell me a secret about yourself that nobody in the whole world knows? Go on tell me, nobody but me is listening.
My budgie is immortal. Seriously, has amazed us all.
What was your most recent work about?
Last published or last written? Last written was a medusa magic realism piece; while last published were pieces in The Sleepers Almanac, Cleaver Magazine and The Best Australian Stories.
How did you come up with the title? Did it come to fistycuffs with your editor?
No violence. Titles were, respectively, ‘Mother Medusa’, ‘How to Talk To a Fire Extinguisher’, ‘They Shared a Fish’ and ‘And Senseless Acts’.
When you daydream about singing on The Voice (I know you do) what song do you sing and if you could have any celebrity judge in the world turn for you who would it be?
A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please. (Doubles as writing advice.) Gaga, Aguilera, Hugh Jackman.
What do you really, really, really, love?
Hugh Jackman. Oh, I mean my family.
Can you show us a quick snap of your work desk? No tidy spic and span ones please. I won’t believe you.
If you look closely you might see a past Lychees or Peaches contributer’s questions and answers on screen. Very clever. Plus, I’m thinking, some books/journals on your desk that may have your stories in them Eva?
Eva has a twitter account that you can find here @EvaLomski