Earthly Delights – The Novella Project IV
These stories are rich in nuanced characterisations. The collection chosen is sure to appeal to a wide range of reading tastes. – Sally Breen (judge)
Griffith Review once again showcases some of the best new Australian fiction with its fourth novella competition, Earthly Delights.
Judges this year were novelist and Novella Project III winner Nick Earls; publisher and Stella Prize founder Aviva Tuffield; and creative writing lecturer and novelist Sally Breen.
The winning entries range widely in theme, voice and style....
The final frontier
'Rapid developments have left a gap not only in the infrastructure and education required to support personalised medicine, but also in the public debate over policy. The enthusiastic proponents of genomic medicine foresee a future filled with promise, in which the healthcare system undergoes a huge paradigm shift. Others imagine a world populated by mutant monsters and zombies.'
In her essay ‘The final frontier‘, published in Griffith Review 52: Imagining the Future, regular contributor Leah Kaminsky traces the rapid and sophisticated developments in genomic medicine. ‘The final frontier’ was recently selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Australian Science Writing.
Queensland writing fellowships 2017
'The range and quality of the applications was exceptional. This is a measure of the depth of talent in the Queensland writing community,' – Editor Julianne Schultz
The eight winners of the Queensland writing fellowships have been announced. Lech Blaine, Laura Elvery, Jim Hearn, Bri Lee, Rowena Lennox, Linda Neil, Kristina Olsson and Nigel Powell will all receive funding to further their creative projects and be published in Griffith Review in the coming year. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the fellowships ‘demonstrate our commitment to the literary sector to secure the future of writing in Queensland’.
Further details can be found here.
Berlin notes by CC O’Hanlon
In no other city does the past haunt the present as persistently as it does in Berlin. It’s easy to put this down to the city’s steadfast refusal to forget the mid-century horrors of Nazism or to redact its grim physical and ideological divisions after the war, but even in earlier, pre-Nazi Weimar years, a persistent, jittery angst found an outlet in the occult. We still call on ghosts here and draw them into our everyday.
The fourth instalment of CC O’Hanlon’s monthly column, ‘Berlin notes’, relates his first experiences in the city and how he came to adopt the German capital as his home.
In the media
Grattan Institute’s Summer Reading List
Australia’s recent economic success arose from a political consensus forged in the 1980s, which became globally inf luential. Precisely because it was successful in the prior era, it is now constraining the country’s ability to find its way towards new policies that will achieve future prosperity.
Every year, the Grattan Institute releases a summer reading list for the Prime Minister, recommending books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any Australian interested in public debate, will find both stimulating and a great read. We’re thrilled to see that this year’s list includes ‘Time for a new consensus: Fostering Australia’s comparative advantages’, an e-book by Jonathan West and Tom Bentley from Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System. West and Bentley explore the economic, social and cultural changes in Australia over the last forty years, and suggest a new economic model for a more secure future
by GJ Stroud
by Clare Wright
by Kim Mahood
by Emma Hardman
by Nigel Krauth
by Megan Davis