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Sydney Spleen

Toby Fitch

Sydney Spleen takes Charles Baudelaire’s concept of spleen as melancholy with no apparent cause and combines it with a contemporary sense of irony so as to articulate the causes of our doom and gloom.

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Jenny Grigg wins Australian Book Design Award

We’re delighted to share the news that Dr Jenny Grigg was won the ABDA award for Best Designed Literary Fiction Cover for her work on A Body of Water by Beverley Farmer. The judges praised ‘the understated simplicity‘ of Jenny’s cover, its ‘minimal means but maximum effect’.

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Paid internship program for emerging editors

Giramondo is proud to be a participating publisher in Writing NSW’s new program of paid internships for emerging editors, designed to increase cultural diversity in the publishing industry.

Applications are open now, and close on 8 August 2021.

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Vanessa Berry: a note on Gentle and Fierce

In Gentle and Fierce I reflect on animals, and how my life stories have been shaped by their presence. These essays and illustrations form a discontinuous memoir, based around the animals and animal representations that have expanded my perceptions and sense of self.

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Brian Castro

Brian Castro is the author of the prize-winning Australian classic Shanghai Dancing, and recipient of the 2014 Patrick White Literary Award. His novels include The Garden Book and The Bath Fugues, both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and Street to Street, loosely based on the life of the poet Christopher Brennan. His most recent work, a verse novel titled Blindness and Rage, won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry and the Mascara Avant-garde Award for Fiction.

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Ali Cobby Eckermann

Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first collections of poetry little bit long time and Kami (2010) both quickly sold out their first print runs. Her second verse novel Ruby Moonlight won the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and Book of the Year Award. In 2017, Ali won the Windham-Campbell prize.

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