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Ivor Indyk

Ivor Indyk is director of Giramondo Publishing, and Whitlam Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. He was the founding editor of HEAT, and co-founder of the Sydney Review of Books. He has written on many aspects of Australian literature, art, architecture and literary publishing, including a monograph on David Malouf published by Oxford University Press.

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HEAT 15: Out-back

Edited by Ivor Indyk

319 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 2000
ISBN 957831102

Fiction Christopher Cyrill – Dusk and the Public Gillian Mears – In the Heart of the Sky Pham Thi Hoai – The Toll of the Sea Mandy Sayer – Leviathan Anna Couani – The Western Horizon, ch14 Essays Helen Garner – What’s Home Supposed to Be? Evelyn Juers – An Essay in Gothic Tom Murray […]

HEAT 14

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 2000

Essays Inga Clendinnen – Building Treblinka Andrea Goldsmith & Dorothy Porter – Autumn in Auschwitz Fiona Sampson – On Messiaen, Music and Fatherhood Karl Corino – Robert Musil’s Failure Kevin Hart – Eugenio Montale Fiction Antoni Jach – Marching with Napoleon Kathleen Stewart – The Flowers Matthew Karpin – What are the Roots that Clutch […]

HEAT 13

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 2000

Highlights include Louis Nowra’s short story about a scriptwriter’s search for war heroes in Moscow and David Bennett‘s essay on psychoanalysis in Russia, selections from Danish novelist Christina Hesselholdt‘s The Principal and Robert Alan Jamieson‘s sequence “Lirik Taels o Lyf bi da Oshin in Sjetlin”, essays on cyberspace and hypertext, perfume, condors, Sebald’s Emigrants and Franco’s Granada.

HEAT 12

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1999

A Cave, A Palm Tree, A Mountain, A Source

The cover of HEAT 12 features a quote from St Paul, defining the four elements essential for spiritual contemplation in desert places. The themes of contemplation, and of reduced circumstances, can be traced in many directions in this issue, which features contemporary writing from Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the US and South America, on subjects as diverse as religion and photography, age and poverty, ruins and literary periodicals, love and cultural theory.

HEAT 11

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1999

The new book-length HEAT 11 opens with a section devoted to fairy tale and dream, with fiction and poetry by Mandy Sayer, Doris Brett, Julia Casterton and Robert Adamson, and three translations by Alberto Manguel from Jorge Luis Borges, Antonio Tabucchi and Michel Tournier. Then follows a group of pieces which all deal in some […]

HEAT 10

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1998

In this tenth issue of HEAT compelling new fiction from prominent Australian novelists Gillian Mears and Nicholas Jose, and American short-story writer Mary Jane Ryals. And chapter 9 of Anna Couani‘s paranoid thriller serial The Western Horizon. In the literary essays, poet and critic Fay Zwicky writes on Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel, Venezuelan poet Eugenio […]

HEAT 9

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1998

HEAT 9 presents Meaghan Delahunt, winner of the HQ/Flamingo short story contest; Eva Sallis, winner of the Vogel/Australian award; David Malouf, winner of the Impac Prize; and Mandy Sayer, winner of the Vogel award, and author of Dreamtime Alice, showing what can be done with the forms of fiction, from folk and fairy tale to […]

HEAT 8

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1998

HEAT 8 presents essays by the distinguished art critic and novelist John Berger, and the poet Gustaf Sobin, both of whom focus on megaliths, the one from a political, the other from a lyrical perspective. There’s an essay too by Durs Grünbein, on Dresden under East German rule. Grünbein was born in Dresden in 1962, […]

HEAT 7

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1998

HEAT 7 introduces the poetry of the Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun, and offers a foretaste of Murray Bail‘s long-awaited new novel Eucalyptus. In a series of essays on heroes (and villains) Evelyn Juers writes on Janis Joplin, Simon Petch on Elvis Presley, Inga Clendinnen on Norman Mailer and Jack Ruby, and Alberto Manguel remembers his […]

HEAT 6

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published 1997-98

David Malouf “Buxtehude’s Daughter” Kevin Hart – “On Reading Charles Wright” John Hughes – “Country Towns” The New China “Unfair Competition” – Sang Ye blows the lid on drugs in Chinese athletics “Notes on a Market Economy” – Ouyang Jianghe translated by Simon Patten Mountain, Ocean, Plain Ruth Barcan – “Climbing Mt Kosciusko” Kurt Brereton […]

HEAT 5

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1997

HEAT 5 dwells on the political dimension of culture, now that the spectre of racism is abroad again in the land. Vietnam provides one focus, with excerpts from American poet George Evans‘ novel on the Vietnam War contrasted with French and Vietnamese fiction from the period of French colonial rule. The themes of cultural conflict […]

HEAT 4

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1997

In this issue novelist David Foster argues the benefits of castration while Jann Harry sings of Signior Dildo; Eliot Weinberger writes about the Araki Yasusada hoax, sex objects and the cult of Om; and Javant Biarujia expounds the riches of Taneraic, his very own language. Mabel Lee introduces the work of the expatriate Chinese novelist […]

HEAT 3

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1997

HEAT 3 is strong on poetry, and includes new poems by Charles Simic, Selima Hill, Peter Porter, Gig Ryan, Adam Aitken and Dorothy Porter, Jennifer Maiden‘s poetic meditation “The Case of the Dalmatian Diamond”, Diane Fahey‘s rewriting of the Brothers Grimm; Fay Zwicky‘s tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg, “Groundswell for Ginsberg”, and Kris Hemensley‘s […]

HEAT 2

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published January 1996

In this issue the prize-winning Guyanese poet Fred D’Aguiar, the American nature writer Barry Lopez, the Peruvian short-story writer Miguel Guttiérez, and the Chinese poets Xi Chuan and Yi Sha are featured alongside Australian poets Rosemary Dobson, Les Murray, Robert Adamson, Rhyll McMaster and Alan Wearne, the Russian-Australian novelist Yuriy Mikhailik, whose novel The Great […]

HEAT 1

Edited by Ivor Indyk

Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published August 1996

HEAT is a controlled intensity. Noise is our enemy, and rubbish, and imposture. We stand for a simple integrity. And for writing which is committed, passionate, innovative and adventurous.Editorial HEAT 1 was launched in August 1996. It features a wide range of important Australian writing, from the experimental work of Chris Mann and Ania Walwicz […]

Fire & Shadow

HEAT 1. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

254 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published May 2001
ISBN 957831110

Prose Beverley Farmer – Mouths of Gold Gustaf Sobin – Basso Continuo Alexis Wright – A Kind People Eva Sallis – The Kangaroo Louis Nowra – Chihuahuas, Women and Me Suneeta Peres da Costa – Dreamless Kerryn Goldsworthy – Almost an Island David Malouf – The South Peter Holbrook – Poetry and Sadness John Dale […]

Fitzroy to Freo

HEAT 2. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

255 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published October 2001
ISBN 957831129

Prose Jessica Anderson – Project! Project! Fiona Capp – That Oceanic Feeling Louis Nowra – Lust and Adoration Manuel Rivas – What do You Want With me, Love? Martin Armiger – Biff Janet Kieffer – Sark Lake Simon Petch – The Law, The Western, and Wyatt Earp Abbas El-Zein – Quest for an Indian King […]

I Have Never Worn Sunglasses

HEAT 3. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

256 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published February 2002
ISBN 957831137

Prose Gerald Murnane – The Breathing Author Vivian Smith – The Three Houses of Pablo Neruda Gustaf Sobin – Venerated Bone, Desecrated Flesh Margaret Kartomi – The Gamelan Digul Peter Christiansen – Bohemia’s Godfather Evelyn Juers – W. Brian Castro – Blue Max Gillian Mears – Girandole Christopher Cyrill – Table of Events Literary Engagements […]

Burnt Ground

HEAT 4. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

239 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published February 2002
ISBN 957831145

Essays Alberto Manguel – Argentina, December 2001 Murray Bail – I Am: On Colin McCahon Hugh Craig – Shakespeare and Print Natasha Cho – from Yellow is the New Black Hannah Fink – Strange Things: On Bronwyn Oliver Madeleine Byrne – Sex and the West: On Michel Houellebecq Jill Hellyer – A Certain Grieving Poetry […]

Eggplant Dreaming

HEAT 5. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

239 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published March 2003
ISBN 095783117X

Essays Allen S. Weiss – Carême’s Folly Gerald Murnane – The Angel’s Son Marina Warner – Ectoplasm Eliot Weinberger – Changs and Wrens Roberto Bolaño – Dance Card Roslyn Jolly – Henry James & Robert Louis Stevenson Edwina Preston – Creative Diplomacy Anthony Macris – On Samuel Beckett Jeffrey Poacher – On Robert Gray Gig […]

Happy Days

HEAT 6. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

255 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published June 2003
ISBN 957831196

Essays Joseph Pugliese – Each Death is the First Death Robert Gray – The Waters Under the Earth Kim Cheng Boey – Losing Alexandria Dmetri Kakmi – The Seed of Faith David Bennett – Marketing the Unconscious Gabrielle Carey – An Interview with Jonathan Franzen Lyn McCredden – “The Tragedy of Desire”: On Dorothy Hewett […]

Bedtime Stories

HEAT 7. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

256 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published March 2004
ISBN 1920882022

Prose Joanna Kujawa – Dreaming Havana Nikki Barrowclough – Graham Greene Rikki Ducornet – Candles of Ink Etgar Keret – Three Stories Sylvie Haisman – The Power to Break Sunlight Sallie Muirden – The Water-Seller of Seville, 1620 Peter Raftos – Quark Adam Aitken – Burning the Books Literary Engagements Brian Castro – On Thomas […]

And So Forth

HEAT 8. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

255 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published September 2004
ISBN 1920882057

Non-fiction Adrian Martin – Adventures in pure cinema Margaret Kartomi, John Whiteoak & Kay Dreyfus –The Flight of the weintraub syncopators Goenawan Mohamad – A Poem in Its Becoming Gabrielle Carey – Mexican Masks Gustaf Sobin – The Dark Ages Mark O’Flynn – Stone Men Antigone Kefala – Travel Journal Helen Macallan & Jane Goodall […]

Star Dust

HEAT 9. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

255 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published May 2005
ISBN 1920882081

Fiction Tim Richards – Mother’s Milk Gillian Mears – The Third Triplet Lisa Jacobson – The Heart’s Small Hammering Roberto Bolaño – Cell Mates Emily Ballou – Work In Progress John Hughes – Beside Jen Craig – The Umbrella Chris Cyrill – Match Day Essays Evelyn Juers – The Gaze: A Biographical Digression Catherine Rey […]

Getting it Right

HEAT 10. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

255 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published September 2005
ISBN 1920882154

Non-fiction Saskia Beudel – Walking: West Macdonell Ranges 2002 Helen Garner – Water notes Peter Kirkpatrick – The poetry of John Laws Joseph Pugliese – Forget Woomera Andrew Riemer – Dying in Venice Simon Petch & Roslyn Jolly – Brando in the sixties Iain Wright – All done with mirrors: Macbeth’s dagger Madeleine Byrne – […]

Sheltered Lives

HEAT 11. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

239 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published May 2006
ISBN 1920882162

Non-fiction Anna Poletti, Kane Barwick, Lachlan Musicman, Lou, Amber Carvan, Vanessa Berry – A people’s history of Australian zines Adrian Martin – Point of no return: Wong Kar-wai’s 2046 Ingrid Wassenaar – Whatever: the films of Cantet & Guédigian Emily Ballou – Creative tension and the power of shame Peter Christiansen –The white woman of […]

Ten Years

HEAT 12. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

240 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published November 2006
ISBN 9781920882198

Non-fiction Bilal Khbeiz – Out of Sight: People in Shelters, a Country in Ruin Joseph Pugliese – Bodies of Water Greg Lockhart – The Minefield Ashley Hay – Every Colour in the Rainbow Lisa Gorton – Afternoon Clouds and Rain Allen Weiss – Fragments of an Autobiography Mark Davis – The Decline of the Literary […]

Harper’s Gold

HEAT 13. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

240 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published April 2007
ISBN 9781920882242

Non-fiction Gillian Mears – Alive in Ant and Bee Mark Rappaport – My life with Catherine Deneuve Alexis Wright – On writing Carpentaria Jeffrey Poacher –The strange fictions of Henry Green Zinovy Zinik – At home abroad Beverley Farmer – The house on Rebirth Street Poetry Olga Pavlinova Olenich, Alan Wearne, Pam Brown, Peter Rose, […]

Cartoon Ducks

HEAT 14. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

239 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published August 2007
ISBN 9781920882297

Fiction Beth Yahp – Point of No Return Tom Cho – Pinocchio Gillian Mears – No More Beyond Dorothy Johnston – Two Wrecks Essays Andrew Riemer – In Memory of Elizabeth Jolley Brian Castro – On Patrick White Fiona McGregor – Meal Tickets Evelyn Juers – 1935: As Ripe Fruit Falls Dmetri Kakmi – Down […]

Luminous Gerberas

HEAT 15. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

240 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published December 2007
ISBN 9781920882372

Fiction Jess Huon – The Leopard Story Catherine McNamara – The Coptic Bride Essays Craig McGregor – Repentance Creek Marion Halligan – A Family Bible Conrad Del Villar – The Last Local Heroes Mireille Juchau – The Bone of my Side, Alive John Mateer – The Holy Spirit Of Elsewhere Stephanie Trigg – I’ve Written […]

Inner Nebulae

HEAT 16. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

222 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published April 2008
ISBN 9781920882426

Essays Joseph Pugliese – The Burning of Carlos Arredondo Martin Edmond – Luogo di Pietra Kerryn Goldsworthy – Product, Practice, Private, Public David Walker – Not Dark Yet: Reading and Seeing Elisabeth Holdsworth – New Holland Jane Goodall – Fashioning the Plot Sara Knox – On the Nearness of Distant Things Jeffrey Poacher – Luminous […]

A Dodo Idiom

HEAT 17. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published August 2008
ISBN 9781920882471

In this issue, James Bradley remembers the sexual predators that roamed Adelaide in his youth; Mandy Sayer tells a story of dogs, dealers, mobiles and mates; Peter Craven discusses the international range of Vietnamese-Australian writer Nam Le. There are Napoleonic histories from Antoni Jach, alternate histories from John Scott, and forgotten histories from Terri Janke. Indonesian writer Laksmi Pamuntjak portrays inter-tribal tensions on Buru Island, and Bernard Cohen wages war against the ungulates. Finding an opening in Picasso’s trousers, Robert Nelson explores the duties of the art critic. Desmond O’Grady is haunted by his doppelgänger namesake. In poetry, B.R. Dionysius channels the voices of lost birds in his ‘extinction sonnets,’ Dorothy Porter writes on Neanderthals and lost warrior tribes, and Robert Adamson returns with a new sequence on the Hawkesbury River. There are poems by Anna Kerdijk Nicholson, Stephen Edgar, Lindsay Tuggle, Sarah Holland-Batt, Robyn Rowland and Michelle Cahill. ‘Work in Progress’ focusses on John Scott‘s new novel N. The featured artists are Tom Alberts, with his series of bildungsroman paintings, and Juno Gemes, in a photographic essay on National Sorry Day.

The Library of Fire

HEAT 18. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published December 2008
ISBN 9781920882518

In this issue, Brian Castro considers Boccaccio’s The Decameron and the melancholy fate of authorship, as Jennifer Rutherford turns the mirror on Castro’s The Garden Book and its relationship to Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. John Hughes meditates on the library and the possibilities it cannot contain as an idea of possibility. Kris Hemensley walks Urquhart Street […]

Trappers Way

HEAT 19. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published April 2009
ISBN 9781920882563

In 1985 Judith Beveridge and Dorothy Porter shared a house in Trappers Way, on the Pittwater side of Avalon in Sydney. Both were completing their first major collections of poetry. Other essays in this Autumn 2009 issue of HEAT include David Walker’s memoir of his mother and 1930s Australia; Lindsay Barrett’s biographical sketch of William […]

Plain Vanilla Futures

HEAT 20. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published August 2009
ISBN 9781920882600

This Spring edition of HEAT offers a unique perspective on the Tian’anmen uprising in June 1989, written by the poet Ah Jian, the leading figure in the Beijing Beerism movement. His memoir of sex, revolt and rock and roll is an ironic portrayal of the literary scene in its relation to historical events. Our new […]

Without a Paddle

HEAT 21. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published December 2009
ISBN 9781920882617

This is HEAT’s summer 2009-2010 edition, with a range of essays on literary topics, beginning with James Ley’s portrait of the great Samuel Johnson, on the occasion of his three hundredth birthday, so awkward in his personal life, so balanced in his moral judgements and his prose. Closer to home, Peter Craven, whose own orotund utterances […]

The Persistent Rabbit

HEAT 22. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

223 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published May 2010
ISBN 9781920882624

The international character of HEAT is particularly pronouced in this issue, which opens with Michelle Moo’s Chinese-inflected Victoria settler story. It then  travels to South America, where Chris Andrews unravels the narrative discontinuities of Argentinian novellist Cesar Aira whose his cult stories are populated by ghosts, dwarves, pizza boys and nuns, Stuart Cooke presents translations […]

Two to Go!

HEAT 23. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

224 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published September 2010
ISBN 9781920882648

In the second last issue of HEAT in its present form, Justin Clemens opens with a passionate analysis of torture and its relation to the freedom of speech. Peter Doyle discusses counterfeiters, shapeshifters and the verticality of Sydney, discovering a bashful criminality in the city’s police archives. Cassi Plate presents the correspondence between her father, […]

That’s it, for now…

HEAT 24. New Series

Edited by Ivor Indyk

240 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published December 2010
ISBN 9.78192E+12

That’s it, for now… is likely to be the final issue of HEAT in print form. It opens with Freud and Mahler strolling through the pleasant Dutch town of Leyden in Andrew Riemer’s ‘Four Glimpses of the Zeitgeist’, and closes with the late Peter Porter’s celebration of cats and Brisbane. There are new poems by […]

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