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The Next Big Thing
Real Talk Edition
A comical trip through the bureaucracy of local government. A memoir of adolescence lived alongside the heart-rending rollercoaster of a mother’s mental illness. A gap between an ex-policeman father and his artsy son, bridged by stories of colourful criminal hijinks.
In this edition of The Next Big Thing, we’ll hear excerpts from three darkly funny new books tackling the spaces…
The Next Big Thing
Dangerous Minds Edition
Angela Meyer’s haunting debut, A Superior Spectre, follows the treacherous experiments and desires of a dying man as he becomes entangled in a surreal plot that melds historical and speculative fiction. In the post-megastorm world of Vincent Silk’s first novel, Sisters of No Mercy, a group of rebels upset the establishment in their quest for survival. And in…
Meet Me at the Intersection
Meet Me at the Intersection is an anthology edited by two Australian powerhouse YA authors: Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina.
It’s a book of short fiction, memoir and poetry by authors of various ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities and abilities. Meet Me at the Intersection features the work of some excellent established writers, as well as up-and-coming names from all across…
Ambelin Kwaymullina on Love, Trauma and Aboriginal Women’s Stories
Ambelin Kwaymullina believes Aboriginal women are the inheritors of two sets of stories. The first set are stories of Country and family; of warmth and love and belonging, and of an enduring connection to living homelands. The second set of stories are the toxic tales of colonialism and the multi-generational trauma left in its wake.
Palyku writer, illustrator and law…
‘Twenty years ago, when I first arrived on the plains, I kept my eyes open. I looked for anything in the landscape that seemed to hint at some elaborate meaning behind appearances.'
The famous opening lines of Gerald Murnane's The Plains might describe the author's own approach to his work as much as that of the story's unnamed narrator. Murnane…
The Silver Sea Workshop
Imagine sneaking out at night for a magical underwater adventure ...
The Silver Sea is a whimsical picture book about exactly that. Created by Alison Lester and Jane Godwin with young people from the Royal Children’s Hospital, it’s the story of two inquisitive kids who swim among the dolphins, seals and turtles for one incredible night. Vibrantly illustrated and told…
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