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Double Booked Club
Peter Polites and Christos Tsiolkas
We’ll bring you a cracking conversation for our last Double Booked Club of the year, when Christos Tsiolkas is joined by Peter Polites.
Tsiolkas is the internationally acclaimed author of The Slap, Barracuda and Dead Europe. He's also a celebrated playwright, critic and short-story writer. His new novel, Damascus, is perhaps his most ambitious work yet, based…
The Next Big Thing
Hot Desk Edition #3
In this edition of the Next Big Thing, glimpse works-in-progress from our third and last intake of 2019 Hot Desk Fellows – fresh from ten weeks of work on their projects inside the Wheeler Centre.
Featuring new writing from Nic Alea, Geetha Balakrishnan, Christine Davey, Hayley Lawson-Smith, Gabriella Munoz, Jennifer Nguyen, Oliver Reeson and Jasmine Shirrefs.
Working with Words: Helen Elliott
We spoke with literary journalist Helen Elliott about writing against the clock, burning diaries and her primary-school adventures in plagiarism.
Working with Words: Marie Munkara
Marie Munkara is a Darwin-based writer of Rembarranga and Tiwi descent. She's the author of five books, including the novel, Every Secret Thing, which won the Northern Territory Book of the Year in 2010. Marie spoke with us about Weetbix-box cinema, reading the dictionary and advice from filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga.
‘To my mind, a true “creative” should not simply seek to satisfy a pre–existing demand but instead transform our notion of what it is we want.’
Almost two decades ago, 24–year–old Zadie Smith’s debut novel, White Teeth, garnered rapturous reviews and comparisons to the then stalwarts of the British literary establishment. To be a successful author was to be…
The Next Big Thing
Lost and Found Edition
In October at The Next Big Thing, we’ll explore themes of escape and discovery; estrangement and re-connection. It’s the Lost and Found edition, and we’ll be hearing new work from some incredible writers.
Kathryn Hind’s debut novel, Hitch, is about a young woman’s perilous hitchhiking journey through the Australian desert. Katy Warner’s Everywhere Everything Everyone is a high-concept YA…
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Explaining Japanese ‘Good Behaviour'
A report in Slate looks into why there has been so little looting in Japan since the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis. Looting is a common problem in most countries after major disasters, but observers have noted the lack of it in Japan since a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit more than a fortnight ago. Moreover, the Japanese reaction has been typified by a…
For Everything Else There’s MasterCard: Anonymous & 21st-Century Hacktivism
This is an extract of a forthcoming essay by Gillian Terzis to be published in issue six of Kill Your Darlings, available in July.
Recently Anonymous, a decentralised collective of hackers and activists, has been everywhere – getting headlines for crashing the websites of governments and corporations alike – but also nowhere. Like an insouciant wart on the foot of institutional power, Anonymous…
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