In Cold Enough for Snow, Au's subtle, melancholic style describes a world in which human connection is always fleeting, but never entirely out of reach. A young woman, the novella’s unnamed narrator, has invited her mother on a holiday. The distance between them is clear from the beginning.
BOOK REVIEW: We Were Not Men by Campbell Mattinson
We Were Not Men tells the story of Jon and Eden Hardacre, twin brothers who are ejected from their childhood by the tragic death of their parents.
BOOK REVIEW: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
In Jessie Tu’s debut novel A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, we follow a twenty-something-year-old violin prodigy named Jena, whose pattern of floating from one male prospect to the next is interrupted when she lands a temporary spot with the prestigious New York Philharmonic.
There’s a Market for New Adult – Just Not as It Is
Laura Franks discusses the history and pitfalls of the New Adult genre.
Diagnosis: Bandwagon Syndrome
By Taylor Hay In 2012, it seemed as though you couldn’t walk past a bookshop without seeing one cover in particular – a shiny bright blue paperback with clouds on it. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Needless to say, it was a big deal. The book (TFIOS) was wildly successful, and people … Continue reading Diagnosis: Bandwagon Syndrome
BOOK REVIEW: Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan
Smart Ovens for Lonely People is an anthology of 20 short stories. Published in June 2020, it is Elizabeth Tan’s second book. This is a contemporary work that draws from trends, issues and themes in today’s society, including the growing global discussion of the sensory phenomenon known as ASMR, of suicide and of technologically utopian futures. However, each story – some seemingly frivolous and random – work as a commentary on a deeper level.
‘Standing at the bottom of these mountains and just looking up’: an interview with Seth Robinson
“I had that moment that Harry has in the story, really kind of standing at the bottom of these mountains and just looking up and not believing they’re real.” The release of Seth Robinson's debut novel Welcome to Bellevue is just around the corner! With the final touches being put on the ebook, we sat down with … Continue reading ‘Standing at the bottom of these mountains and just looking up’: an interview with Seth Robinson
Seth Robinson answers our questions and teases upcoming novel Welcome to Bellevue
The publication date for Seth Robinson’s upcoming mystery-thriller Welcome to Bellevue’s is just around the corner! As we work towards finishing off the final touches of the book, we had a chance to chat with Seth to hear about his writing process. We’re also thrilled to be able to give readers some new information about Welcome … Continue reading Seth Robinson answers our questions and teases upcoming novel Welcome to Bellevue
Q&A with our Submissions Officers
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
Welcome to Bellevue – an Excerpt
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.