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HEAT

Giramondo’s literary journal HEAT was founded in 1996, with the purpose of publishing innovative Australian and international writers of the highest quality. Fifteen issues were published in the first series, from 1996-2000. It was followed by the new series HEAT, designed by Harry Williamson, with twenty-four issues published between 2001 and 2011. The third series of HEAT, edited by Alexandra Christie, will be published bimonthly from early 2022, in a new print format designed by Jenny Grigg. It will continue to specialise in poetry, fiction and non-fiction, with the focus thrown sharply on the individual writers featured in each issue. Submissions are now open for the new series.

For editorial enquiries contact heat.editor@giramondopublishing.com.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2010

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2010

    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, the artist and gallery- owner Carl Plate, and the ill-fated Greek poet Costas Tachtsis, imprisoned in Sydney for prostitution.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2010

    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 of two Indigenous Mapuche poets from Chile, and John Bryson drinks martinis in the Peacock Bar of Panama beneath a portrait of General Noriega, as ex-pats organise a pantomime invasion.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2009

    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 have the flavour of Dr Johnson’s, reflects on Brian Matthews’ biography of Manning Clark. Poet and critic Kate Lilley, daughter of Dorothy Hewett, writes on the importance of filiation and inheritance in the American poet Susan Howe, herself the descendant of a distinguished line of writers.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2009

    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 series of literary translations from contemporary Chinese writers includes a short story by Hunan novelist Sheng Keyi, exploring the predatory impulses of an experienced older woman towards a young male athlete sitting opposite her in a train carriage.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2009

    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.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2008

    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.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2008

    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.

  • HEAT Series 2
    2008

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2007

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2007

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2007

    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, […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2006

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2006

    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 […]

  • HEAT Series 2
    2005

    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 – […]

  • HEAT 9

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2005

    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 […]

  • HEAT 8

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2004

    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 […]

  • HEAT 7

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2004

    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 […]

  • HEAT 6

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2003

    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 […]

  • HEAT 5

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2003

    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 […]

  • HEAT 4

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2002

    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 […]

  • HEAT 3

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2002

    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 […]

  • HEAT 2

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2001

    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 […]

  • HEAT 1

    Edited by Ivor Indyk
    HEAT Series 2
    2001

    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 […]

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