Ben Falkenmire is a Sydney-based writer who grew up in Brisbane before spending seven years living and working in Continental Europe. He holds a masters in creative writing from UTS and is at work on his first novel, God of Bicycles.
Mired by a surname
GR OnlineGROWING UP IN Brisbane, my feelings of belonging to this country were jolted by the sound of my surname. Despite its presence on this continent for around eight generations, it wasn’t Anglo-sounding like the majority of surnames of people...
A case of Dutch melancholy
MemoirI FIRST VISITED the Netherlands in 2002, just after the Dutch had kissed goodbye to their beloved guilders and embraced the euro. The atmosphere was one of excitement. This progressive and liberal country was, together with other European Union...