The shortlisting of our designer Jenny Griggs, for Beverley Farmer’s A Body of Water, and illustrator Ben Juers for Rawah Arja’s The F Team I take as recognition of the important role design plays in the production of Giramondo’s books.
‘My hope is that this book serves as an elegy not only for one specific person but for those, including animals, who have been excluded from the social contract, from the we of belonging. Mourning is always political: the question of who can be grieved, who counts as having lived, is a contested one.’
‘I dealt with this paralysis through subterfuge: one of my fundamental acts of creation was appropriative. Like a modernist or magpie, I stole conflicts and words, embedding passages into poems or actually creating drafts out of swathes I cobbled together from various sources.’
We’re glad to share the video of Pip Adam and Laura Jean McKay, author of the award-winning novel The Animals in That Country, in conversation about Nothing to See. Framing the novel as a meditation on care, they speak to themes of dividing and reforming, loss and loneliness, and embodied experiences of writing and reading.
Congratulations to Rawah Arja (Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature and the Multicultural NSW Award), Tom Carment (Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction), Tiffany Tsao (Translation Prize) and Alice Whitmore (Translation Prize).
We are pleased to share readings by Kristen Lang of poems from Earth Dwellers, her new collection which was published by Giramondo this month.
With its immersion in powerful wilderness landscapes, Earth Dwellers challenges our human-centredness by embracing perspectives which set the intimate delicacy of life forms against time scales that go back millions of years.
Ecological restoration is thankfully a growing, global occupation, populated by soil ecologists, entomologists (we need more of them), meteorologists, ornithologists, Indigenous elders, farmers, volunteers…and why not poets?
Giramondo Publishing, with their partners, the distinguished literary publishers Fitzcarraldo Editions and New Directions, are pleased to announce that Jessica Au has won The Novel Prize for her novel Cold Enough for Snow.
Giramondo Publishing, Fitzcarraldo Editions and New Directions are pleased to announce the shortlist for The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world. The shortlist was selected from close to 1500 submissions worldwide.