Sara reflects on her time spent in Orlando, Florida in 1998, on a man she met there, and on memory itself.
Sara Knox was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in the year that country got television. She was raised in a family addicted to BBC dramas and books, where humour counted as the seventh sense. Her first novel, The Orphan Gunner, was short-listed for the regional Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and won the Asher prize for the best novel by a woman about war. Sara has been a poet, and an essayist, and is the author of a non-fiction study of America’s long love affair with true crime. Currently she teaches hair-raising stuff about contemporary attitudes to death and the representation of violence at Western Sydney University. Sometimes—not nearly enough—she writes true stories for a blog called What I didn’t Write.