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...
Is your history my history?
'A young writer, unsure of the ground on which he is tentatively treading, can only approach this complex subject by starting at a small and local level. Sitting at our dining table, staring at a box holding the skull of an Aboriginal man, I cannot presume to understand what his life was like.'
In 2006, Griffith Review published its groundbreaking thirteenth edition, The Next Big Thing, which sought to give voice to a new generation of writers and thinkers, generations X and Y. In 2017, we are about to publish Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back with the same goal in mind. This week we feature Cameron Muir’s essay for Griffith Review 13, ‘Is your history my history?’ Cameron Muir is a 2017 Contributors Circle Varuna Fellowship winner.
NSW Premier's Literary Awards
'These awards recognise the great work produced by some of our best creative and non-fiction writers.' Mike Baird, former NSW state premier
The shortlists for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced, and feature an impressive total of ten of Griffith Review’s contributors. Nick Earls, John Kinsella, Ellen van Neerven, Tara June Winch, Jill Jones, Tom Griffiths, Peter Mares, Arnold Zable, Paul Hetherington and Jennifer Down are all up for awards, which will be announced 22 May 2017.
Best of luck to everyone.
Millennials Strike Back
Millennials are making their mark on a world that is profoundly different from the one their parents knew.
Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back is due to be published at the beginning of May. In the coming weeks we have a number of exciting events planned around the edition:
May 5: Brisbane launch: Avid Reader bookshop;
May 15: Melbourne launch: The Wheeler Centre;
May 21: Canberra launch: Muse.
Further details can be found here.
We also have a number of events planned nationally at various festivals, details to come soon.
Griffith Review 58
The Novella Project V:
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.