Edition 13: The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing is a unique insight into the times through the eyes of a new generation of writers and thinkers. It goes well beyond the hype about Generations X and Y and their Baby Boomer parents.
A major new essay by will start many arguments. He questions the real influence of the Boomers. He suggests that rather than being the social conscience of the twentieth century, they deliberately co-opted and distorted youth culture and turned it into a commodity, packaging dissent as readily as community, music or fashion. He challenges Baby Boomers to "fess up" to their own greed and caution, acknowledge the role of the Silent Generation and prepare for big changes.
The Next Big Thing is the result of a call for new and emerging writers to describe the world as they see it and live it now. The voices are fresh and exciting, the insights challenging and moving, the writing outstanding. This edition celebrates some of the best new talent in Australia. It is witty, insightful and provocative.Other writers include:
Mark Bahnisch, Kimberley Starr, Marcus Westbury, Karen Hitchcock, Madeleine Byrne, Ben Cubby,
Julienne van Loon, Will Elliott, Brigid Delaney, Stephen Smith, Emily Maguire, Fiona McGregor,
Vivienne Wynter, Jennifer Mills, James Phelan, Brett Caldwell, Shane Strange, David Sornig,
Christine Fontana, Cameron Muir, Tara June Winch, Eve Vincent, Anna Krien, Miriam Lyons,
Sally Breen, Kelly Chandler, Ryan Heath, Mark Juddery, Matthew Lowe, Andrew Stafford,
Hazel Dooney and Daniel Wynne.
The Assistant Editor for this special project was Marni Cordell.
Book Details: RRP: $19.95 / Publication date: August 2007 / ISBN: 9780733319389 / Extent: 288 pp / Format: Paperback (234 x 153mm)
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- Searching for the next big thing (Edition Introduction) Julianne Schultz
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- Once a professional token youth Marcus Westbury
- Confusions of an economist’s daughter Eve Vincent
- Everyday violence Julienne van Loon
- My generation Creed O'Hanlon
- How feminism lost its street cred Jennifer Mills
- Beyond the daydream, the reality Emily Maguire
- The small sell Natasha Ludowyk and Penelope Modra
- Revenge of the geeks Mark Juddery
- Life study Hazel Dooney
- Raggedy men Brett Caldwell
- The lure of the domestic Madeleine Byrne
- Being political now Mark Bahnisch
- Reportage ( 4 )
- Memoir ( 8 )
- Fiction ( 10 )