The modern world was shaped by the wars of the twentieth century. The centenary of Gallipoli provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the many wartime legacies – human, political, economic, military – that forged independent nations from former colonies and dominions. The carnage of the world wars, and those that followed, gave extra meaning to the phrase 'lest we forget'. Beyond the commemorations, consequences still reverberate.
Exploring the consequences of Australia’s involvement in war with a critical and inquiring eye, Griffith Review 48: Enduring Legacies assembles a team of scholars, non-fiction and fiction writers, journalists and broadcasters to pose hard questions about why we remember and what we forget. How did the wars shape Australia socially, economically and politically? How did they...
The idea of home
I suppose I’ve never questioned or understood it: how a place that exists only in my memory can hold and ground me more than the structures where I’ve lived with husbands and lovers and children, where I’ve sung to grandchildren, written my books, grown my gardens.
Finding her own deep memory in the city, KRISTINA OLSSON asks if it is possible to examine invisible, inherited histories, and to measure the weight of lost things without understanding our relationship with place. The idea of home was published in Griffith Review 44: Cultural Solutions.
Kris has been a journalist for The Australian, The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail, the Sydney Sunday Telegraph and has worked as an advisor to government and as a teacher of creative writing and journalism at tertiary and community level. She supervises and mentors several post-graduate writing students and also works as a manuscript assessor and editor.
Her novels include In One Skin (UQP 2001), Kilroy Was Here (Random House 2005), The China Garden (Random House 2009). Multi- award winning Boy, Lost, a family memoir, was published by UQP in March 2013.
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Griffith Review 51
Fixing the system:
Call for submissions
In policy and governance, business and communities, it is almost a mantra that systems and key institutions are broken. Interest groups flex their muscle and block each other. Risk management has paralysed the system. Commentators proclaim the ‘end of the reform era’. They lament the rise of a ‘new volatility’ in the nation’s electoral politics; the demise of the capacity and will to lead; and the paucity of debate of the problems and challenges facing Australia.
Submissions are now open for Griffith Review 51: Fixing the System. This edition examines the chorus of complaint that accompanies the political process in Australia and considers what needs to be done to revive the lucky country.
Griffith REVIEW 50
Novella III competition
In 2012, Griffith Review 38: The Novella Project played a major role in enabling Australian and New Zealand authors to gain a foothold in the English language revival of the novella underway internationally. In 2014, Griffith Review 46: Forgotten Stories – The Novella Project II published five novellas with an historical dimension in a confronting, moving and provocative collection.
Submissions are now open for Griffith Review’s The Novella Project III competition. Winning novellas will share in a $25,000 prize pool and will be published in Griffith Review 50: Tall Tales Short – The Novella Project III (November 2015).
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