Amy Middleton is the founding editor of Archer Magazine, an award-winning print journal about sexuality, gender, identity and diversity. Since its launch in November 2013, Archer has become one of the most talked-about magazines in Australia’s literary landscape. We talked to Amy about her experiences in creating a magazine from scratch. Grattan Street Press (GSP): … Continue reading Creating a brand in an overcrowded market: an interview with Amy Middleton
In August 2016 my bffl Alice Chipkin crossed the oceans so we could spend a month on a self-imposed residency with the hopes of making a comic. It was our way of having a conversation about what had unfolded over the past year when I had found myself in a deep depression, and at that … Continue reading On Self-Publishing and Publishing Your Self
In honour of the Grattan St Press release of The Forger's Wife, Dr Rachael Weaver (Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne) has sat down with us to discuss John Lang and his work. John Lang's Biography Dr Rachael Weaver provides some insight into the life of the author, … Continue reading Dr Rachael Weaver discussing John Lang and The Forger’s Wife
How a successful small American publisher helped Grattan Street Press get started... A major inspiration for Grattan Street Press was Ooligan Press, the teaching press at Portland State University, Oregon. Late in 2015 its director, Per Henningsgaard, visited Australia and stopped off at the University of Melbourne to meet staff of our program. A few … Continue reading Ooligan Press: A Model Teaching Press
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Melbourne is the literary capital of Australia. Isn’t that how it goes? Au contraire: many a folk from the mother country have the impression Sydney is the best place to get published – that it is the cultural and literary hub of the country. Yes, we Melburnians know … Continue reading Melbourne, City of Books
Edgar Allan Poe’s short story ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ (1841) established some of the key generic conventions of the detective novel as it has developed internationally – the roles of investigator, assistant, witness and suspect; the presence of both ‘red herrings’ and real clues; and the contrast between the police, constrained by regulation, and … Continue reading Australian Crime Fiction: Breaking out from the ‘Fatal Shore’
We are delighted to invite you to join us for a cocktail (or two!) in celebration of the launch of Grattan Street Press' first book, The Forger's Wife! Hosted by GSP and Angela Savage, it will be a night to remember!