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Storied Lives – The Novella Project V

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Every life offers a unique story – but some stand out so distinctly they leave their mark on the world. How do some people make such a difference and forge a narrative that resonates?
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Perils of Populism
Leaders are rising to power who claim to represent 'the people' by undermining institutions and expertise. How did this moment arrive, and how might it be challenged?
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Edition 56
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Millennials Strike Back
Gen Y has come of age in an uncertain world. Millennial writers, artists and thinkers take stock of the challenges and opportunities present at a time of global uncertainty.
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State of Hope
Hope is at the heart of South Australia. The economic, social and environmental challenges it now faces have a rich history of reform and innovation to draw from.
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Earthly Delights – The Novella Project IV
The winners of Griffith Review's fourth novella competition make a foray into the pleasures of reading, and the power of story to engage us with the world.
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Our Sporting Life
Sport lies at the heart of Australian identity. But what does this really mean? More than winning and losing, sport is a celebration of excellence and a way of belonging.
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Imagining the Future
What do the global megatrends of climate change, automation, digital disruption and urbanisation mean for the future? How can we imagine it differently?
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Edition 51
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Fixing the System
Australia's political system may appear to be broken, but it's just damaged. Fostering a strong society depends on having difficult conversations with goodwill and respect.
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Tall Tales Short – The Novella Project III
Each of the five tales featured in this collection of Griffith Review's third novella competition winners showcase the versatility and power of the novella.
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New Asia Now
Making sense of the Asian Century is an urget challenge for the world. The picture from inside this diverse region, told here by young writers, is exciting and confronting.
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Edition 48
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Enduring Legacies
The centenary of Gallipoli provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the many wartime legacies that forged independent nations from former colonies and dominions.
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Looking West
Western Australia is more than a geographically isolated place defined by stubborn independence and new-found wealth. It is time to look west and be surprised.
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Forgotten Stories
The Novella Project II
This compelling collection of new novellas by five of the Australia's best writers is surprising and sometimes confronting, moving and provocative.
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The Way We Work
Our professional landscapes are transforming, but one thing remains constant; work is essential to economic wellbeing and meaning, so getting it right is important.
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Cultural Solutions
At a time when austerity informs economic policies in even the ‘essential’ areas of health and education, is it time to reconsider the returns from funding arts and culture?
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Pacific Highways
Adjusting and evolving to create a new twenty-first century identity at the crossroads of the Pacific, what lessons does New Zealand offer the world?
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Once Upon a Time in Oz
Australia is a story as well as a place. What are the tales that preoccupy, entertain and guide the culture in the land of Oz? What has happened to them over time?
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Edition 41
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Now We are Ten
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Australia's best writers construct a forward-looking agenda and tackle the forces that will shape the next decade.
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Edition 40
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WOMEN & POWER
The relationship between women and power in public and private spheres, here and abroad, is changing. Does access to power equate to actual power?
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TASMANIA – The Tipping Point?
Thinkers, writers and doers from Tasmania and beyond challenge how Tasmania is seen by outsiders and illuminate how Tasmanians see themselves.
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The Novella Project
Longer than a short story, shorter than a novel, the novella form has come into its own in Griffith Review's first novella competition.
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Edition 37
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Small World
Affluence has made Australians more mobile than ever, but will this extraordinary movement of people across the globe aid understanding or exacerbate tensions?
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What Is Australia For?
Australia is no longer small, remote or isolated. It is time for a robust national discussion about a new Australian identity that reflects our national, regional and global roles.
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Surviving
Behind the official inquiries and memorials of natural catastrophes, war, economic collapse and personal traumas, there are tales of renewal and hope.
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The Annual Fiction Edition
The lure of islands and isolation runs through Griffith Review's Third Annual Fiction Edition, featuring new fiction from award-winning and emerging writers.
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Edition 33
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Such Is Life
There seems to be no end to our hunger for real people's stories of facing impossible odds or simply dealing with life. Yet not every life story finds – or deserves – an audience.
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Wicked Problems, Exquisite Dilemmas
From natural disasters to climate change, asylum seeking or river systems, new paradigms of transparency and power demand non-linear solutions.
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Ways of Seeing
For decades, the humanities and social sciences have withered in the shadow of market economics and scientific rationalism. What if we used some imagination?
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The Annual Fiction Edition
As economic, political and cultural power moves from North America and Europe to the Asia-Pacific, new voices emerge from around the Pacific Rim and Australia.
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Prosper or Perish
Heated debate about immigration and population growth rages on, and finding the right balance will require visionary planning and insights from our rich history of immigration.
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Still the Lucky Country?
The time is right for a re-examination of Australia in an international context, of what we can expect in an era of globalisation and climate change.
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Food Chain
We are what we eat, and in an era of climate change, the disconnection between food production and consumption is a matter of global anxiety.
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Stories for Today
In an era of political spin, media conglomeration and confessional micro-blogs, it is the artists and story tellers who are still the best at defining us to ourselves.
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After the Crisis
Recessions change countries as economies adapt and the global financial crisis is changing the world. What are the limits to growth? What is the price of complexity?
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Participation Society
The world is on the cusp of profound change, triggered by the global financial crisis and climate change, but this is not a moment for despair.
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Essentially Creative
Including the arts and creativity in the 2020 Summit it was more than political window-dressing with famous faces. It was a sign that the creative economy must be taken seriously.
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MoneySexPower
Money makes the world go around, but when it stops flowing the consequences are profound. This edition lifts the lid on the potent forces of human ambition and longing.
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Hidden Queensland
Queensland is the new centre of political gravity in Australia. Twenty years ago it was a repressive and corrupt place out of step with the rest of the nation.
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Cities on the Edge
For the first time in history, most people in the world live in cities, testing the adage that cities are the heart of civilisation. Many already teeter on the brink of chaos.
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Re-imagining Australia
Australia is a product of political imagination, a vision that was pragmatic, progressive and bristling with possibility. Now it is time to re-imagine Australia again.
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In the Neighbourhood
As the Pacific Century dawns, public debate and understanding of what Australia's increasingly close connections with Asia may mean has not kept pace.
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Staying Alive
Survival is an instinct, yet surviving – and thriving – requires complex negotiations of conflict and co-operation. The challenges of life and death are no longer simply personal.
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Unintended Consequences
We are surrounded by unintended consequences, unplanned triumphs and unexpected failures. What happens when things don't go according to plan?
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Divided Nation
Australians have never been richer. Or more complacent. The growing wealth of the past decade has not reached everyone and divisions are emerging.
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The Trouble with Paradise
The paradise myth has shaped civilisations for centuries. But, with so many competing visions of paradise, can anything ever be exactly as it seems?
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The Next Big Thing
A new generation of writers and thinkers are making their mark, going beyond the labels assigned by their baby boomer parents to describe the world as they see it and live it now.
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Hot Air
Climate change is the greatest challenge confronting the world today. With extreme weather and resource battles becoming increasingly frequent, we need to find sustainable solutions.
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Getting Smart
The site of never-ending debate, education is central to creating opportunity and social equity – but the evidence suggests it may not be working as well as it should.
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Family Politics
Family remains central to our identity, health and happiness, but the gap between the lived reality and the public image of the family is greater than ever before.
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Up North
Australians have always been enchanted and threatened by the north. It's time to turn the map upside down to imagine a new integrated and reconciled future.
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People like Us
Decades of wedge politics have left many confused about the common ground of what it means to be Australian. Look past geography and education to find the ties that bind.
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The Lure of Fundamentalism
Fundamentalism is the new ethos of our age, but the consequences of confronting long-held beliefs and values with simple black and white solutions are devastating.
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Our Global Face
Australia is a country of immigrants, but a million Australians live abroad. They still call Australia home, but the notions of belonging and citizenship are changing.
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Addicted to Celebrity
The media is dominated by celebrity, swamped by lies and awash with propaganda, distorting reality. Who can you trust? What can you believe?
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Making Perfect Bodies
The quest for a perfect body is the obsession of our age. Science and popular culture converge in pursuit of perfection, going to the heart of who we are and what we might be.
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Webs of Power
The internet has changed the way we think forever. Networks are the new webs of power. But how much influence can these webs of mates, notes and cells really exercise?
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Dreams of Land
A source of wealth and security, spirituality and belonging, land is at the heart of many Australian dreams, even as these dreams become more elusive.
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Insecurity in the New World Order
When we awoke to the new century on 1 January 2000, after fireworks had ricocheted around the globe for a day of midnight, it was to a world of great promise.
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