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Alone

Beverley Farmer

Set in Melbourne in the late 1950s, and taking place over the course of two days and nights, Alone chronicles a young woman’s hopelessness and obsession provoked by the ending of a passionate relationship. Out of print for many years, this new edition of Beverley Farmer’s classic 1980 debut captures the emergence of one of Australia’s most powerful and distinctive writers.

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The Tribe

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s path-breaking and prize-winning first novel, originally published in 2014, is presented in a new edition with an introduction by Dr Jumana Bayeh. Its story offers a privileged introduction to the life and customs of ‘The Tribe’, members of a small Muslim sect who fled to Australia just before the civil war in Lebanon.

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Alexis Wright wins the Stella Prize for Praiseworthy

Alexis Wright wins the Stella Prize for Praiseworthy

Alexis Wright has won the Stella Prize for her epic work Praiseworthy, described by the judges as ‘a canon-crushing Australian novel for the ages’. She is the first author to win the award twice, having previously received it in 2018 for Tracker, her collective memoir of Aboriginal leader Tracker Tilmouth.

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The Novel Prize

Entries are open to The Novel Prize

The Novel Prize, a biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world, is open for entries. Entries close 1 June 2024.

Now in its third edition, the prize offers US$10,000 to the winner and simultaneous publication of their novel in Australia and New Zealand by Giramondo, in the UK and Ireland by Fitzcarraldo Editions, and in North America by New Directions.

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HEAT Series 3 Number 14 features writing by Simryn Gill, Ana Martins Marques (trans. Alison Entrekin), Lauren Aimee Curtis, Juan Carlos Mestre (trans. Peter Boyle), Dominic Smith, and Norman Erikson Pasaribu. Subscribe to HEAT now to receive Number 14 as your first issue, with more adventurous literary writing and art from Australia and around the world to come.

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Authors

Grace Yee

Grace Yee lives in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. Her poetry has been widely published and anthologised across Australia and internationally. Her debut book Chinese Fish won the 2024 Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.

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Jon Fosse

Jon Fosse is the recipient of countless prestigious prizes, both in his native Norway and abroad, including the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since his 1983 fiction debut, Fosse has written prose, poetry, essays, short stories, children’s books, and over forty plays, with more than a thousand productions performed and translations into fifty languages.

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