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Love your local literature: get a promo deal today

Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith...

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November Monthly Blogger – Nic Low

Nic Low‘s a NZ-born, Melbourne-based writer of European and Ngāi Tahu Māori descent. His first book Arms Race, a collection of satirical stories about technology, power and apocalypse, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize and the Queensland Literary Awards,...

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October Monthly Blogger – Kate Fagan

Thanks to Bruce Pascoe for an excellent month of blogs. This month our blogger is Kate Fagan. Kate Fagan is a poet, songwriter and academic, and the Convenor of the English Program at Western Sydney University. Her book First Light (Giramondo, 2012) was short-listed...

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Why do we bother to write?

by Roanna Gonsalves     A few days ago, the National Human Rights Commission in India noted the suspicious deaths, over the course of a decade, of 500 indigenous (tribal) girls in government-run Ashram schools in the state of Maharashtra, India. In Australia...

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Tracing body-and-bloodlines

by Roanna Gonsalves     A book, like a person, holds a tangle of ancestors within it. Sometimes, tracing the literary influences and resonances in a book, its bloodlines, is as straightforward as tracking back through the parish register of births and...

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The double lives of writers

by Roanna Gonsalves Most aspiring writers across the world face conflicting demands in the pursuit of a literary career. We must work to develop our skills as writers, get published, hope to achieve recognition from peers and from the literary establishment, gain a...

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