Hologram is a new venture publishing novellas by writers under 30. Hologram is associated with Express Media, a fantastic organisation that provides support and development opportunities for young Australians in writing and media. The first book to be published by Hologram is No Limit, by Holly Childs. It’s about Ash, who is stuck in Auckland … Continue reading Detachment, surfaces, excess: No Limit by Holly Childs
Granta 2009 (Aus/NZ, US) 9781847081162 All the world’s a stage… A novel as a performance, more – a novel as flirtation (the performance of flirting): self-conscious, inviting yet exclusive. The reader is all the roles, all the characters and all the actors – for in The Rehearsal there are layers of fictional existence – blended, … Continue reading Eleanor Catton’s The Rehearsal
Voiceworks is an Australian journal publishing the work of writers under 25. Budget is the first issue under the editorial of Bel Monypenny does steer a less-showy ship, still understandably finding its path. The issue suits the theme design-wise - being lean, and mean (with a teeny-tiny font that didn't make my eyes too happy), but content-wise the issue is still wealthy. The … Continue reading Voiceworks: Budget
We all know Miss LiteraryMinded likes to read. Sometimes I come across writers in journals, anthologies and online that I know I'll continue to watch. Every now and then I'll throw them a few open-ended questions about their writing and themselves, in order to introduce them to you. Jon Bauer http://www.jonbauerwriter.com On process... There are so … Continue reading One to watch: Jon Bauer
Nam Le has won the $140,000 Dylan Thomas Prize, for a writer under 30. And how well-deserved! Read all about it from the ABC, or The Oz, or perhaps what we printed in WBN today (subscription required). And do revisit my 'responsive' interview with Nam. This is so exciting, when you love a writer's work - because a prize … Continue reading Go Nam!