Imagine living in a world where mirrors didn’t exist. You never saw yourself and you never knew what you looked like. That was my experience throughout high school as well as university – not only was a Muslim woman rare to find in print, people like me were demonised and our stories hijacked.
Because of the COVID crisis some of our recent titles have tended to go unnoticed. For this reason, we would like to offer you two special packages, one devoted to our literary translations, the other to our new poetry titles.
We are pleased to announce that Yumna Kassab has been shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award for her short story collection, The House of Youssef, and Pi.O has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe award for his epic poetry collection, Heide.
Fitzcarraldo Editions, Giramondo Publishing and New Directions are pleased to announce The Novel Prize, a new biennial award for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world.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 Colin Roderick Award, a prize for the year’s best original book, has announced the 2019 shortlist, and we are delighted that Sun Music: New and Selected Poems by Judith Beveridge has been chosen as one of the five shortlisted titles.
Indonesian author Norman Erikson Pasaribu will be a guest of Queensland Poetry Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival in August and September. Norman will also appear in Sydney, joined by the translator of his collection, Tiffany Tsao.
We are thrilled to announce that Flood Damages by Eunice Andrade and The Hijab Files by Maryam Azam have been shortlisted for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award, a poetry prize for a collection by a debut poet.