Short, intense and mesmerizing. Read these very short stories on a train, a tram, a bus, or waiting in the check out line. Captives by Angela Meyer will fit into your pocket, your handbag or tucked into the cover of your ipad. Captives opens with a husband pointing his gun at his wife... read more
I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work. I read it, and I couldn't believe it, and I read it again' A story exploring racism and artistic expression, set in the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village.
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We publish short stories, poetry, scripts, aesthetic essays, lost and found words.
In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has tur... read more
Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017 'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .' Suburban Australia. Sweltering h... read more
In The Strays, Evan Trentham is the wild child of the Melbourne art world of the 1930s. He and his captivating wife, Helena, attempt to carve out their own small niche, to escape the stifling conservatism they see around them, by gathering together other like-minded artists. They create a utopian circ... read more
The Blasphemy Law is set in modern-day Pakistan, a South Asian country astride the geopolitical and ideological fault-line of Asia. With the world’s 13th most powerful military, the 6th largest nuclear arsenal, a population of 207 million, high illiteracy, grinding pov... read more
|Series:||The Wicked Years|
What's the latest news out of Oz? Trust Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and its sequels, to let us know. In the fourth and final instalment in The Wicked Years series, the marvellous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest.
The Emerald City is... read more
the Lovers by renowned French-Australian writer Catherine Rey is an arresting tale, a mystery with a low burn tension, which revolves around the disappearance of Lucie Bruyere. The novel unveils the truth about her charismatic yet subtly controlling partner, the world-famous arti... read more
A five-hundred-quid worry bead - and all I worry about is losing the bloody thing . . . ' Dementia-addled, 78-year-old antipsychiatrist Dr Zack Busner, turfed out of his home by his ungrateful progeny, is no longer certain of anything - except the persistent ringing of the phone in h... read more
Now Brando looked at people with assurance, and with what can only be called a pitying expression, as though he dwelt in spheres of enlightenment where they, to his regret, did not.