Thomas Huntington explores all that is ruinous and gritty in Ottessa Moshfegh's Lapvona.
BOOK REVIEW: Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen
Everywhere there are fires burning. Joshua Klarica discusses Araluen's potent poems and essays in their collection: Dropbear.
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.
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.’
Writers Taking Control: How Authors are Making Themselves Known to Their Readers
In a click-bait culture where traditional marketing can be hit and miss, authors can have a hard time finding the right space and marketing tactics for their work. As a result, some authors have turned to their own forms of marketing on social media.
A Novel Approach: The 5 Steps of Screenwriting Advice all Novelists should know
This is my writer’s origin story; how I went from burning through six story ideas in five months, to writing 85,000 words in just four. In this article, I share with you a variety of screen-writing resources from some well-known screenwriters, which have helped me immensely in my novel writing journey. From these resources, I will explore my learnings and key takeaways that have been translated into 5 clear steps.
BOOK REVIEW: No Document by Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford’s No Document is many things: a letter to a lost friend; a history of art and protest; a practice of redaction and remembering; a call to action; and a lament. No Document is a text made up of fragments.
Reinterpreting Titles: When Books Cross the Sea
I love languages, and as a person from Chinese diaspora I’m aware that there is something fascinating about my own language—how it can encapsulate so much more than English, but with fewer characters. So what about English-to-Chinese translations—especially in book titles, which convey the whole story at a glance?
BOOK REVIEW: Theory of Colours by Bella Li
In Theory of Colours, Bella Li’s third full-length poetry collection, a planet slides into entropy. Inspired by poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s treatise of the same name, Li blurs distinctions between absence and presence to create a haunting meditation on the universe.
Nine Trends in Australian Book Cover Design in 2021
Joanna Bloore discusses some of the most popular and emerging trends for Australian book covers.