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    Our Sporting Life

    Sport, we're told, lies at the heart of what it means to be Australian. But what does this really mean?

    At a time when sport is under scrutiny like never before, this collection maps and examines how sport is located at the heart of contemporary debates about race, gender, violence and corruption. Barely a week goes by, it seems, without some new violation of socially accepted standards of behaviour. Our sporting bodies, players and administrators are...

  • Contributors Circle

    Helen Gildfind

    'A red flash. The kite is up, hovering. The girl thrusts herself backwards. Back and forth she goes, gathering speed till she launches herself into the sky where she turns in strangely slow, windborne pirouettes. When he leaves his bench to walk his afternoon loops, the wind still carries her. It carries her to him in the ebb and flow of her whoops and yells.'

    As we eagerly await the release of our latest novella edition, this seems the perfect time to look back at one of last year’s winning novellas. Published in Griffith Review 50: Tall Tales Short – The Novella Project III, Helen Gildfind’s Quarry‘ is a heart-wrenching exploration of loneliness as her damaged and alienated protagonist tries to come to grips with nature of love and friendship.

  • Monthly column

    Berlin notes
    by CC O’Hanlon

    Today, there is nowhere in the world with quite the same spill of interdisciplinary intellect (let alone the same depth, intensity or originality) as Berlin in those heady, if jittery, pre-World War II years, even if it was eventually staunched – first by the rise of Nazism, then by academia.

    The second instalment of CC O’Hanlon’s monthly column – ‘Berlin notes’ – explores the concept of the lebenskünstler – literally, ‘life artist’ – an acceptable occupation in Berlin, even for legal purposes. Coined in Weimar Germany, the term continues to resonate in contemporary Berlin.

  • Inaugural fellowship

    Griffith Review Fellowships

    Griffith Review is grateful for the support of State Library, Arts Queensland, and our patrons and donors, particularly long-term patron Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM.

    Griffith Review is proud to join with the Queensland Literary Awards in announcing the launch of its Queensland writers Fellowships. Up to six fellowships of $5,000 will be awarded for 2016, for Queensland writers or those with strong ties to Queensland writing about the state. The fellowships are designed to enable writers to commence a major project, to further develop work already undertaken, or to facilitate the next stage of a work in progress. This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and State Library of Queensland, and through philanthropic funds.

  • Submissions open

    Griffith Review 56:
    Millennials Strike Back

    The challenges this generation now face are great – political uncertainty, climate change, globalisation and economic stagnation have changed the rules of the game.

    Submissions are open for Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back, until Monday 5 December. Complete pieces only – no longer accepting pitches.

    Millennials, those born in the final decades of the twentieth century, have had bad press for a long time. Now they are fighting back, making their mark on a world that is profoundly different to the one their parents knew. This special edition of Griffith Review is devoted to the challenges and opportunities this generation is facing and embracing. The net will be cast wide, as we listen to the voices of the future – writers, academics, artists, workers, activists – reporting on the world as they experience it.

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