This All Come Back Now is the first-ever anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speculative fiction. Edited by Next Chapter recipient Mykaela Saunders, this groundbreaking collection radically subverts and reconfigures the expectations of speculative fiction to centre First Nations communities, cultures and creativity.
In this panel discussion, Saunders will be in conversation with three of the anthology’s contributors – Evelyn Araluen, Jack Latimore and John Morrissey – to discuss writing First Nations stories as speculative fiction. How does their work challenge colonialist traditions in genre fiction? How does the collection traverse form and genre, and which themes unify its stories?
Join these incredible writers to celebrate This All Come Back Now and its powerful approach to connecting ancestral memories, contemporary hauntings, and future imaginings.
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Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland literary journal. Her widely published criticism, fiction and poetry have been awarded the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship, and a Neilma Sidney Li... Read more
Jack Latimore is an Indigenous researcher with the Centre for Advancing Journalism. He is currently involved in the development of several projects aimed at improving the quality of Indigenous representation and participation in the mainstream media-sphere. His journalism work has appeared in Koori ... Read more
John Morrissey is a Kalkadoon writer living in Melbourne. His work has previously appeared in Overland and Meanjin.
Mykaela Saunders is an award-winning Koori and Lebanese writer, teacher, community researcher and the editor of This All Come Back Now, the world’s first anthology of blackfella speculative fiction (UQP). Her work has been widely published. Mykaela is a 2021 Next Chapter recipient, and has won the... Read more
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