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HEAT 1. Fire & Shadow

254 pages
Paperback, 22.3 x 17 cm
Published 2001
ISBN 957831110
ISSN 1326-1460


Ivor Indyk


Harry Williamson

HEAT 1. Fire & Shadow



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 – On Smoking
Marion Campbell – Goodness Itself
Dorothy Johnston – A Script with No Words
Alexandra Pitsis – The Terrain of his Eternal Amnesia

Literary Engagements

Gig Ryan – On Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Eden Lidelow – An Interview with Susan Sontag
Christopher Pollnitz – Criticism, Biography and Les Murray
Fay Zwicky – On Rosemary Dobson
Andrew Dowling – On Peter Carey


Robert Gray, Antigone Kefala, Judith Beveridge, Anthony Lawrence, John Foulcher, Peter Boyle, Kate Camp, Michael Farrell, Emma Lew, Peter Rose


Noel McKenna – Dog Posters
Jacqueline Rose – Josephine’s Song

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