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Have I Outgrown Contemporary YA?
Sam Himawan interrogates their growing indifference to contemporary YA fiction after years of being captivated by the genre.
How Social Media is Demystifying ADHD
Charlie Simmons shares an insightful first-hand account of how social media has helped his efforts to seek an ADHD diagnosis.
Your Rainbow Bookshelf Might Save Print Publishing
Jess Muller is confident print books still monopolise a market digital books simply cannot reach—our love of bookish aesthetics.
Hogwarts: Legacy and Cancel Culture: a love letter from a concerned fan
Maddy Corbel ponders the ethical and political pitfalls of engaging with Potterverse content after the cancelling of J.K. Rowling.
BOOK LAUNCH: How to Get a Job in Publishing
Join us for the launch of How to Get a Job in Publishing by Susannah Bowen, Alison Baverstock and Steve Carey.
BOOK REVIEW: My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder
Jenny Truong reflects on the alienation and limitations experienced by immigrant families in My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder.
Lessons Learned from Ann Patchett’s Work
Mary-Clare Terrill analyses Ann Patchett’s influence on her writing and distills some of the lessons writers can learn for themselves.
Pitch to the Press Online
An opportunity for emerging writers to pitch their work to Grattan Street Press’s commissioning team!
BOOK REVIEW: Sadvertising by Ennis Ćehić
Lachlan Blain reviews Ćehić’s ‘Sadvertising’ and investigates whether a book deconstructing advertising can escape being packaged and marketed like everything else.
Chatting with Monica Macansantos about Love & Other Rituals
Ahead of Love and Other Rituals’s release, we discussed alienation, her writing process and influences, and her late father.
Fake News Forensic; How I traced a piece of misinformation to its origin
By Lochlainn Heley In our roughly three decades of living with the internet, millennials and Gen-Z have had to rapidly develop strategies and tools to navigate various traps online. Scams and malware have always been a danger, but in the past decade misinformation has developed pervasive ways to seep…
Why my cat was my best friend
Claire Crawford reminisces on how important pets are, as we all know how much joy a furry friend can bring to our lives.
BOOK REVIEW: Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh
Thomas Huntington explores all that is ruinous and gritty in Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona.
Killing the Fanfiction in Me
The stigma of fanfiction has always been entangled with its association with teenage girls. Luzelle Sotelo explains why she’s no longer ashamed of her formative days as a fanfiction writer.
BOOK REVIEW: Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen
Everywhere there are fires burning. Joshua Klarica discusses Araluen’s potent poems and essays in their collection: Dropbear.
Love and Other Rituals Giveaway!
To celebrate the upcoming release of Love and Other Rituals by Monica Macansantos, GSP are holding a giveaway!
BOOK REVIEW: Australiana by Yumna Kassab
Lachlan Kempson explores how Kassab’s Australiana makes her audience attached to her beautiful writing style through her fragmented view of Australia.
In Conversation with Rachael Weaver and Ken Gelder
Olivia Camilleri had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Rachael Weaver to discuss the digitisation of GSP’s entire Colonial Popular Fiction series.
BOOK REVIEW: Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota
In 2019, over two years before the publication of her book Emotional Female, Yumiko Kadota wrote a blog post titled ‘The ugly side of becoming a surgeon’. It’s a piece that hurts the moment it begins, with Kadota lamenting that she must ‘surrender…[her] dream of becoming a surgeon.’
D&Z; The Future of Dungeons and Dragons
Millennials and Gen Z are some of the most active players in today’s tabletop gaming culture. Sophie Breeze discusses what this means for D&D today.
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