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Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry Anthology — Submissions Closing Soon

Hunter Anthology of Australian Contemporary Feminist Poetry Co-edited by Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy There is no single generation of feminism living in Australia. The editors of this anthology came of age under the slogan, “Girls can do anything!” and studied amongst the poetry of Gig Ryan, Ania Walwicz, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Now we […]

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Little is known about the French colony of la Ville de Baudin.

Little is known about the French Tasmanian colony of la Ville de Baudin. Less still about its most mysterious colonist, Henri Maurice Claudet. For the first time, The Diemenois presents the correct and true account of the sensational escape, seclusion, and cruel demise of one of history’s most infamous men. A tale of intrigue, blackmail, […]

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The shape of the curves is what matters and not their origin.

The singular genius of Kurt Vonnegut. I guess this is what they mean by narrative arc:   Unstuck In Time: a journey through Kurt Vonnegut’s life and novels by Gregory D. Sumner is out now. Follow Us:Tweet

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‘Now whoever has courage, and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands.’

The walls of Gleason’s iconic gym in Brooklyn echo these words of the poet Virgil. Join Mischa Merz on her journey from Melbourne to Gleason’s and all the way to the US Masters Golden Gloves title and, along the way, discover the secret history of women in boxing, in The Sweetest Thing. And, of course, […]

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‘I wondered, what it is that we hear in silence.’ Patrick Holland on The Source of the Sound.

When John Hunter approached me about an Australian edition of this collection, he asked what I meant by calling it The Source of the Sound when the final story was called, instead, ‘The Source of the Silence’. Antonymy is a more intimate relationship than synonymy. Love could still be love without a red, red rose […]

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Tony Birch Makes Miles Franklin Shortlist

Congratulations to Tony Birch who has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award for his hauntingly beautiful novel, Blood. Go Tony. We are stoked beyond belief. Anyone who has followed Tony’s career will know just how richly he deserves this acknowledgement of his talent and his work. For those who came in late, now […]

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