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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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...

Judith Beveridge wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award

We are thrilled to announce that Judith Beveridge was awarded the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry in Canberra on 23 October, for Sun Music: New and Selected Poems. See below for the full judges' comments.Sun Music: New and Selected PoemsJudith...

Six authors to feature at the Melbourne Writers Festival

We are pleased to share the news that six Giramondo authors will feature at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year, including Ali Cobby Eckermann, Alexis Wright, Fiona Wright, Eunice Andrada and Fiona McGregor. Also appearing at the festival will be international...

Judith Beveridge has been shortlisted for the 2019 Colin Roderick Award

Sun Music: New and Selected PoemsJudith Beveridge$26.95Buy hereThe Colin Roderick Award, a prize for the year's best original book, has announced the 2019 shortlist, and we are delighted that Sun Music: New and Selected Poems by Judith Beveridge has been chosen as one...