The Giramondo Publishing Company is an independent, Australian, university-based literary publisher of award-winning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, renowned for the quality of its writing, editing and book design.

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PiO has won the 2020 Judith Wright Calanthe Award

We are thrilled to announce that PiO has won Australia's most prestigious poetry prize, the 2020 Judith Wright Calanthe Award, for his epic work, Heide. Of Heide, the judges said: "This is an epic work of art history and so much more. Frequently hilarious and always...

Rawah Arja: a note on The F Team

The F Team Buy the book here Imagine living in a world where mirrors didn’t exist. You never saw yourself and you never knew what you looked like. That was my experience throughout high school as well as university – not only was a Muslim woman rare to find in print,...

Special Giramondo offer on recent titles

Because of the COVID crisis some of our recent titles have tended to go unnoticed. For this reason, we would like to offer you two special packages, one devoted to our literary translations, the other to our new poetry titles. These offers will be available until...

Yumna Kassab is shortlisted for the 2020 Readings Prize

We are delighted to share the news that Yumna Kassab has been shortlisted for the 2020 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Her short story collection, The House of Youssef, joins five other books by emerging writers on the shortlist, with the winner to be...

Three weeks until submissions close for The Novel Prize

The Novel Prize, which offers US$10,000 to the winner and publication of their novel, will close submissions on 1 July. The judges will be looking for novels which explore and expand the possibilities of the form, and are innovative and imaginative in style. The...

Four Giramondo authors shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Literary Awards

We are thrilled that Lisa Gorton, Joanne Burns, Fiona Wright and Yumna Kassab have been shortlisted in the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Gorton's Empirical and Burns' Apparently are shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, while Wright's book of...

Towards the End – launch speech by Philip Mead

Towards the End by Ali Alizadeh was launched by Philip Mead, at the Paperback Bookshop in Melbourne on 20 February, 2020. Below is an edited version of Mead's launch speech.  Welcome everyone. I’m delighted to be launching this latest collection of Ali Alizadeh’s...

Yumna Kassab longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize

We are delighted that The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab has been longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize, an award that celebrates women's writing. The House of Youssef is a debut collection of short stories remarkable for its minimalism. Set in the western suburbs of...

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