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Griffith Review: Millennial Edition
What are millennials up against, and what do they bring to their challenges?
In Griffith Review’s Millennial Edition, guest editor Jerath Head invited young writers to lend their sophisticated critiques to the culture they’ve grown into. They included Briohny Doyle, whose story addresses wistful dreams of real estate ownership despite her scant prospects; Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who writes of the…
Heat Waves: Something Good is Gonna Happen
Our Heat Waves summer series invites musicians to reflect on song lyrics that are forever lodged in their heads or hearts. In our final piece in the series, Sam George-Allen lingers among laundry and cloudbusting machines with Kate Bush.
PM’s Literary Awards Winners in Conversation
What is Australian literature? What was Australian literature? And where is our literary culture taking us? We’ll ask three recent winners of one of the country’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Now in its tenth year, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards recognises outstanding literary merit in Australian literature. In this conversation, we’ll explore what constitutes Australian…
Most autobiographies unfold in chronological order – starting in childhood and following the author through adolescence into adulthood. But the new book from Matt Lucas is called Little Me: My Story from A to Z. An alphabetically organised memoir would be an unusual move for most writers, but it’s a typical one for Lucas, who has built his comedy…
The Politics of Biography
‘It is now more than 40 years since the dismissal of the Whitlam government and the palace continues to treat us as the recalcitrant colonial child, not to be trusted with such a dangerous thing as knowledge of our own history.’
Do Australians know the full story of the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and the extent of the…
Corrective Memory: Writing Women Back into History
‘History is not the past,' Hilary Mantel has said. 'It's the record of what’s left on the record.’
So, what are the challenges for writers seeking to revive the stories of female historical figures? Women have not always featured prominently in the historical records. And the ways they do feature are often compromised by the prejudices of record writers and…
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