Our submissions officers Avery and Tara are on the prowl for new manuscripts for Grattan Street Press! We had a chat to Avery and Tara to find out more about the submissions process and what they look for when considering a new submission. What type of things do you look for in a new submission? … Continue reading Q&A with our Submissions Officers
Last week, Grattan Street Press’s publisher, Sybil Nolan, travelled to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Digital Book World 2019. Digital Book World is an annual conference that takes a look at all aspects of ebooks, audio books, digital book marketing, and the future of book publishing. Sybil was lucky enough to attend the conference, which ran … Continue reading Ten lessons from Digital Book World 2019
The best writers are ones who have honest stories in their hearts and a resolve to pen their thoughts and this stands true for University of Melbourne student Elizabeth Kuiper, whose debut novel Little Stones was recently published by University of Queensland Press. The novel, set in Zimbabwe in the 2000s, finds its narrator in … Continue reading In conversation with Elizabeth Kuiper
Things are getting busy at Grattan Street Press as our teams tackle hefty to-do lists. Our Editorial Team Our editorial team is busy in collaboration with first-time author Seth Robinson to publish his novel, a spec-fic mystery, with the working title The Observatory. Our editors, Rebecca, Jacqueline, Thomas, Samantha, Isla and Robbie, have been given … Continue reading WHAT’S NEXT AT GRATTAN STREET PRESS?
My professional work is in teaching and about media and communications. But for a long time, I didn’t reflect upon my own relationship with digital technology and digital networks. The idea of chronic distraction is a pathology that I know a lot about. I understand how the connected life is, or very easily can be, … Continue reading Excerpts from Robert Hassan’s new release Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Experience of Time
This article almost didn’t happen. The initial brief was simple: write a story about an issue affecting young people. My mind swam with ideas—the housing market, climate change, an acquaintance of mine who recently joined a cult. Yet every time I sat down to write, I couldn’t. I would sit and stare, then despair, and … Continue reading Like Drawing Blood: Writing in 2019
Seth Robinson is a Melbourne based writer with a love for the spooky, surreal, and magical. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of his debut novel The Observatory.
Robyn Stern investigates why the search for and republication of out-of-print colonial fiction is worthwhile in contemporary publishing, and why this material should matter to modern readers.
The Grattan Street Press was excited to hear of Vicki Laveau-Harvie's novel, The Erratics, winning the 2019 Stella Prize. Our own Meg Kerr attended the Wheeler Centre's event to discuss the novel, and the prize, with the author.
Last year, author Robert Hassan gave up his connection to social media and embarked on a journey to find himself. He shares that journey in his new memoir.