What makes a person useful? What gives them worth and value in the world? And who gets to decide? These are some of the questions Debra Oswald explores in Useful, a novel set in suburban Sydney.
Naama Grey-Smith is an editor, publisher and critic based in Fremantle, Western Australia. She has edited award-winning fiction and non-fiction, and was among the initiators of creative journal dotdotdash. Her enduring interests are language, memory and place.