Griffith Review 65:
Crimes and Punishments

From fact to fiction to the stories somewhere in-between, Crimes and Punishments examines how concepts of law and order impact individuals and institutions, those on the inside and those on the outside, from the incarcerated to the ones that got away.

Cover image: Jesse Marlow, Lal Lal 2012

 

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State Library of Queensland’s 2019 Young Writers Award


Tristan Hurree won the $2,500 State Library of Queensland’s 2019 Young Writers Award for 'Paper lands', a poignant story about a son’s trip back to China to scatter his father’s ashes.

Griffith Review is thrilled to support this year's award by publishing the winning short story online.

Read Hurree's prize-winning 'Paper lands' here.

Submissions open –
Getting On


Griffith Review seeks new work that examines the ramifications of our shifting population, and explores the transformations of our later years – the positive, the negative, the unanticipated – for publication in Getting On.

Submissions close: 1 November 2019
Publication date: 28 April 2020

More information is available here.

Cover image: Anna Di Mezza, Memory’s Persistence 2016

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    ZHEZHI SPIDERS SWARMED over the old lady and her luggage, hunting for drugs and weapons and everything else forbidden in Hu Jintao’s China. They had been folded in their thousands from communist red paper and tittered as they searched, the...
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    Shortly after the release of No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison (Picador, 2018), both Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian, author and translator, engaged in a public discussion (18 November...

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EDITION 65
Crimes and Punishments
From fiction to true crime, Griffith Review examines how concepts of law and order impact individuals and institutions, those on the inside to those on the outside, from the incarcerated to the ones that got away.

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The Light Ascending –
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