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    Millennials Strike Back

    Millennials are making their mark on a world that is profoundly different to the one their parents knew.

    Millennials, those born in the final decades of the twentieth century, have had bad press for a long time. Now they are fighting back as they come of age in a world radically changed from that experienced by previous generations.

    Even the oldest were still in primary school when the Soviet Union collapsed, when deregulation swept...

  • Contributors Circle

    Hotel Homeless
    Jim Hearn

    'What becomes apparent very quickly when you don't have a roof over your head is that your body continues to function in the same way it did when you had a place to call home. Having a body can be a real drag.'

    With so much discussion taking place around the future of housing in Australia, it is a good opportunity to revisit Jim Hearn’s essay ‘Hotel Homeless’, published in Griffith Review 44: Cultural Solutions. Hearn explores his own experience of homelessness and the accompanying hopelessness that so often results. Jim Hearn is a recipient of a 2017 Griffith Review Fellowship.

  • Exclusive publication

    2017 Nature Writing Prize

    What I know is this: as I stood by the Ornamental Lake I found myself thinking that to understand Melbourne, its history, our environment, I need to know this tree.

    Sophie Cunningham has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nature Writing Prize, presented by The Nature Conservancy Australia with the support of the McLean Foundation. In partnership, Griffith Review has published the winning essay, ‘Biyala stories’, as an interactive essay.

    ‘Biyala stories’ tracks the history and current state of Australia’s river red gum trees, and reveals how they are inextricably linked to the life story of this land.

  • 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

    Congratulations Nick Earls

    This tale is deceptively simple. With beautiful prose, the narrative takes us deep into the territory of the imagination, aspirations and childhood loss. Vancouver is an elegant work, surprising and tenderly told. – The judges

    Long-time Griffith Review contributor Nick Earls is celebrating after receiving the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Vancouver, the third novella in his Wisdom Tree collection (Inkerman & Blunt, 2016). A champion of the novella form, Earls won the Novella Project III with Cargoes, which was later published in the same celebrated Wisdom Tree collection as Gotham. He was also a judge for the Novella Project IV. Not only a victory for Earls, this award illustrates the value and popularity of the novella and, with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Griffith Review is proud to be at the forefront of its revival.

    Now in its fifth year, submissions for The Novella Project V competition are open.

  • Griffith Review 58

    The Novella Project V:
    Submissions open

    These stories are a showcase for the strengths of the novella form. Each writer cleverly maintains the limits of the world the evoke, revealing it through judicious use of detail while taking us deep into the inner workings of their characters. – Nick Earls on the Novella Project IV

    Submissions for Griffith Review’s The Novella Project V competition are now open. Winning novellas will share in a $25,000 prize pool and will be published in Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives, Making a Difference – The Novella Project V (30 October 2016). This year, the competition is open not only to fiction, but to works of long-form, creative non-fiction that explore the personal tales of those whose exploits have made a difference. More information is available here.

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