‘Liminal’ magazine: interview with Michelle D’Souza

‘Liminal’ magazine is a relatively young, energetic online space ‘for the exploration, interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience’. To learn more of the magazine and its creative team, visit the 2017 Digital Writer’s Festival session, ‘A Platform of One’s Own: Liminal Magazine’. The most recent issue of the magazine… Continue reading

2019 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Hazel Rowley Fellowship is: Maggie Tonkin (South Australia) for a biography of renowned Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard Brigitta Olubas (NSW) for a biography of writer Shirley Hazzard Eleanor Hogan (Northern Territory) for her project on the friendship between Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates Stephenie Cahalan… Continue reading

‘Disturbing’: government intervenes in Melbourne Uni publishing turmoil

By Henrietta Cook & Clay Luca, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31st Jan 2019 Some university insiders believe Ms Adler’s decision to publish ABC reporter Louise Milligan’s controversial award-winning book about Cardinal George Pell was a catalyst for the overhaul. But others say the changes were due to the publisher’s financial… Continue reading

Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, 31st Jan 2019 The winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony. His absence was not by choice. Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on… Continue reading

‘It’s a sad day’: Melbourne Uni Publishing board quit amid turmoil

By Henrietta Cook and Jason Steger, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th Jan 2019 Melbourne University Publishing chief executive Louise Adler and five board members have dramatically resigned after the university decided to shift its focus to publishing academic books. Former NSW premier Bob Carr, who was among the directors who… Continue reading

Stephanie Conn in ‘Banshee’: the poem ‘Family Line’

It brings back fond memories to Tasmanians appreciative of poetry to read new work by Northern Ireland poet Stephanie Conn in Irish literary journal Banshee. Stephanie was a guest in October 2017 of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, coinciding with a visit to her sister-in-law who lives in the north of… Continue reading