This blog is maintained by writer and academic Dr Kári Gíslason, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literary Studies at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

It covers topics around the relationship between travel and writing. Travel is an everyday activity, but here also my way of thinking about questions of place and belonging.

My work covers travel literature - and you'll find past travel pieces listed under Publications - but also memoir (my first book, The Promise of Iceland is a travel memoir about family and my birthplace Reykjavik), scholarly work on medieval Scandinavian literature, creative writing pedagogy and craft, authorship theory, and reviewing.

In 2015, I published a second book, the novel The Ash Burner, and in 2016 was co-creator (with Richard Fidler) of the radio series Saga Land. Richard and I have recently published a book together, Saga Land: The island of stories at the edge of the world.

My current project is an historical novel set in Iceland, to be published by UQP in March 2022.

At the tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Samoa, Sept 2012
(Picture by Cam Cope)