Be one of the first to experience an electrifying and genre-defying new voice in Australian fiction.
The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter scheme has seen a number of critically acclaimed works from its initial intake of writers – including Evelyn Araluen’s Dropbear and Adam Thompson’s Born Into This. In March, we’ll celebrate the release of fellow inaugural recipient Ennis Ćehić’s debut short fiction collection, Sadvertising.
Sadvertising is a surreal and satirical trip taking us to a place where creativity (sometimes) triumphs over commerce. Short, punchy and direct, Ćehić’s collection reflects the absurdity of the modern condition, through stories that grapple with love and loneliness, art and commerce, dreams and reality.
Join us to officially launch Sadvertising with Ćehić and special guests – including his publisher Justin Ractliffe and his Next Chapter mentor, Nam Le. Hosted by Sophie Black.
The bookseller for this event is Readings
Ennis Cehic is a writer living and working between Melbourne and Sarajevo. His writing focuses on ideas of displacement, creativity, identity and existentialism. His work, including essays, poetry, fiction and memoir has been published in a variety of literary journals and publications including th... Read more
Nam Le’s first book, The Boat, was translated into fifteen languages and received over a dozen major awards in Australia, America and Europe including the PEN/Malamud Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and the NSW P... Read more
Sophie Black is head of special projects at the Wheeler Centre where she has worked on projects such as the writers scheme The Next Chapter, the podcast mentoring scheme Signal Boost, the multi-award-winning podcast, The Messenger, and the ABC RN program, Talkfest. Previously she was editor-in-chief... Read more