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.
The owner of Melbourne’s soon-to-be erstwhile Cherry Bar is hard to miss: after all, he wears a big hat. (Indoors? Indoors.) Although one doesn’t really make out faces from any stage, anywhere–unless there aren’t any faces all, delivering you from the challenge–trademark silhouettes travel well, in spite of distance or dazzling lighting. Impossibly, some manner … Continue reading A Lament to Cherry
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.
It’s 6:15 on a Saturday morning. The alarm is a cruel reminder of my agreeing to go to a football game. He offers to make breakfast and leaves me to sleep another 15 minutes. But I’m awake now, alone with my thoughts, dream recollections and mental to-do lists of things I should be doing instead … Continue reading Tales of the Terminally Distracted
4 pm: I finish my internship and catch the tram home in time for Pointless. I make dinner and a tea. I watch the news and I play a game on my laptop. I make a note of the uni work I need to complete, a job for after tomorrow’s breakfast. Tomorrow is Thursday and … Continue reading Soundtrack to the Night Shift
The GSP joined a plethora of publishers, small presses and booksellers over the weekend to join the inaugural Fitzroy Writers Festival.
Fitzroy Writers Festival is just around the corner! Get excited with us as GSP interviews Sam Boivin, festival creator.
'Transition’, among many things, is the phase during childbirth where a woman’s cervix dilates fully to prepare for the baby’s descent into the birth canal and then the world. It is often said to be the most gruelling part of labour and is typically characterised as the time when the woman will say that she … Continue reading Transition
Fitzroy Writers Festival We are excited to be participating in the first ever Fitzroy Writers Festival. Find us at our big blue marquee and check our lineup of exciting new books. Or take a turn in the hot-seat and pitch our tent. Tell us your idea for a blog post or a novella or anything! … Continue reading Calling All Writers: Pitch Our Tent!
It was raining on the day Sash found the bottle. Fresh water met salt in the tide pools, bruised the sand and made the steel surface of the ocean spit like a pot over the coals. Further up the beach, the distance made the rainfall a curtain of static grey. Sash was one of a … Continue reading The Mist