Griffith REVIEW Annual Fiction Edition! Out soon [25.10.2012]
We’re particularly excited about this year’s fiction edition, The Novella Project, because it celebrates one of the richest and most rewarding literary forms: the novella. Longer than a short story, shorter than a novel, novellas allow writers to experiment with longer stories that are intense, detailed, often grounded in the times, and perfectly designed for busy people to read in one sitting.
Ian McEwan, celebrated by many as England’s national author, has described novellas as the “supreme literary form”. “If I could write the perfect novella, I would die happy,” he told the audience at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival.
The Novella Project, generously supported by the Copyright Agency Limited,sought original entries from Australian and New Zealand authors. We were astounded by the response, with more than 220 entries received.
Our panel of judges, Craig Munro, Estelle Tang and Julienne van Loon, helped select six of the best; gritty tales with unique characters that will live on in your imagination.
Mary-Rose MacCollexplores the rippling consequences of a single moment of distraction; Lyndel Caffrey poignantly recreates the bleak Melbourne winter of 1923; and Katerina Cosgrove combines a portrait of strife-torn Greece with a tale of tortured love.
Ed Wright tells the tragic story of a spirited teenager torn between love and duty in wartime Japan; Christine Kearney embraces the complexities of the mythic and contemporary reality of life in East Timor; and Jim Hearn cooks up a challenging and gritty tale of a junkie in trouble.
We would love you would join us at an event to celebrate the publication of The Novella Project at a city near you in coming weeks. See our events listed below for more details and register soon, places are limited.
visit the Griffith Review website for more details