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The Novella: Forgotten stories

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The novella occupies a special place in literature – we all know it’s longer than a short story and shorter than a novel. Famous novellas include some of literature’s greats: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Wide Sargasso Sea, Animal Farm. But what is it that defines a novella? What are its strengths as a form? And why are we still writing them?

In an event to mark Griffith REVIEW’s Novella Project II, Cate Kennedy, Megan McGrath, Jane Jervis-Read and Julianne Schultz will kick around these questions.

Featuring

Jane Jervis-Read

Jane Jervis-Read is a fiction writer from Melbourne. Her debut novella, Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall, won the inaugural Viva La Novella competition and was published by Seizure in 2013. The novella tells the story of Jessica, a mental health carer whose life becomes inextricably entwined with he... Read more

Megan McGrath

Megan McGrath is an award-winning fiction writer from Queensland. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Griffith REVIEW, Meanjin, Seizure, Tincture Journal and One Book Many Brisbanes, among others. She works for Brisbane Writers Festival and tutors at Queensland Writers Centre... Read more

Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely. Her first collection, Dark Roots, was shortlisted for t... Read more

Julianne Schultz

Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review. Professor Schultz is a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and sits on the editorial board of the Conversation. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Est... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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