About Ruth

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Ruth McIver is a writer of poetry and fiction. She’s written and launched a true crime inspired novel-in-verse, The Sunset Club, which has been adapted for the stage. Ruth was recently selected by a team of publishers as one of seven writers to pitch her novel idea at Bloody Scotland (2014). She’s now undertaking a PhD in the area of true crime inspired crime fiction at Curtin University (Perth, WA).

You can buy the Sunset Club – a DIY publication – at several independent bookstores in Melbourne Australia or contact Ruth if you’d like a copy or know of a bookseller that may be interested. Otherwise, snap one up online.  At Ruth has written reviews, articles and interviews about music, visual art, books, theatre, bars, society, crime, film and pop culture. Some of these print and online publications include: Readings Monthly, Feminist Reads, Film Fatales, The Rag and Bone Man Press, The Sunday Age M Magazine, The Big Issue, Beat, and Inpress, The Enthusiast, Arts Hub.

Ruth’s interest include place-based writing, usually involving poetry and haunted houses, true crime and depressing themes like memory, hysterical bodies, the exile  from the self and the impossibility of homecoming.

She also writes a poorly updated blog called How to Get A life 

And now for some Anne Sexton.


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