Welcome to Overthinker

Overthinker is an arts and culture blog-newsletter committed to considering stories in too much detail. It’s a place for readers, dreamers, schemers and people who like to stay up late at night.

Overthinker publishes five different kinds of stories:

  • Reviews: Reviews of books, films, TV shows and theatre.

  • Features: First-person reflections on trends and events in the creative world.

  • Interviews: Conversations with creative people working on cool things.

  • Fiction: Creative writing in short story and serial form.

  • Insiders: Welcome to my reputation era. Just kidding! Sort of. Personal stories and updates about my writing journey.

Arts and culture is a broad umbrella but some of my interests that I write about often include Australian young adult books, the Oscars, Asian Australian stories, women’s sport and murder mysteries.

Some of my favourite stories I’ve written recently are Let’s talk about money, Giving up on giving up and The mysterious case of category fraud.


Overthinker publishes one new story each week which will arrive in your inbox every Monday.

Free subscribers receive:

  • Reviews

  • Features

  • Interviews

  • Fiction

Paid subscribers receive:

  • All of the above, plus

  • Insiders

About me

Photo: Acacia and Grace Photography.

My name is Julia Faragher and I’m an artist and writer currently living in Melbourne, Australia. My writing has been shortlisted for the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing 2023 and published by the ABC, The Guardian and Portside Review among other publications. I currently volunteer for LoveOzYA and I am completing my Master’s degree in contemporary Australian young adult literature and creative writing at Monash University. I can be easily won over with a hot chocolate.

Get in touch

Follow Overthinker on Instagram @overthinkerpress to stay up to date.

If you’d like me to consider writing a review, feature or interview about your book, film, TV show, theatre show or other cool creative project, please reach out to julia@overthinkerpress.com.

I have a particular interest in hearing about the topics above and for in person theatre, I am currently open to review shows taking place in Melbourne (and occasionally in Canberra and Sydney).

Review ratings

For reviews, Overthinker uses a three-tier system of highly recommend, recommend or do not recommend.

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Arts and culture in too much detail


Julia Faragher is an artist and writer living in Melbourne, Australia.