An Interview with H.C. Gildfind

H.C. Gildfind is a writer who lives between Melbourne and the Otways. Gildfind has published fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews in Australia and overseas. The Worry Front (Margaret River Press), an unsettling and fresh collection of short stories, is Gildfind’s debut book.  In Read More

Short & Snappy with Andrew Lynch

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Vague and hard to remember. WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Sicily. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Kaos — Taviani Brothers. BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? Cowboy suit when I was five. DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING. It’s been called ‘repressed’. IN TEN YEARS, Read More

An Interview with Charlotte Guest

Charlotte Guest is a Western Australian writer. She is the Publishing Officer at UWA Publishing, and her debut poetry collection, Soap, was published in 2017 by Recent Work Press. Charlotte was kind enough to have a chat with us about writing across genres, Read More

Short & Snappy with Tinashe Jakwa

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Tender. WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? To visit the Democratic Republic of Congo. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Lilya 4-ever. BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? Life. DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING. Cementing. IN TEN YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU BE NOSTALGIC FOR? It remains Read More

An Interview with Sarah McNeill

Sarah McNeill is a well-seasoned actor, the arts editor at The Post Newspapers, and the brains behind Lit Live. We are lucky enough to also have Sarah on the committee of this year’s Australian Short Story Festival!  We had a chat with Read More

Margaret Hickey Winner of AAWP/ASSF Emerging Writers’ Prize 2018

It is our pleasure to announce the winner of this year’s Australasian Association of Writing Programs / Australian Short Story Festival Emerging Writers’ Prize. The winner is Margaret Hickey for her short story ‘Fowler’s Bay’! Highly commended entries (in alphabetical order) include: Read More

Short & Snappy with Belinda Hermawan

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Forgettable 90% of the time. WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Overdue for a trip to Europe. FAVOURITE MOVIE? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. You can never be too old for a YA rom-com. BEST Read More

Short & Snappy with Wesley Robertson

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Weird WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Living to 111, so that I will have been alive in three separate centuries. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Pan’s Labyrinth BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? A trip to Cape Town from my wife. DESCRIBE Read More

Short & Snappy with Yvonne Fein

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS. Puzzling but interesting. WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Trekking the Simpson Desert with a camel train. FAVOURITE MOVIE? Burnt by the Sun (Russian). BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? Engagement ring. DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING. Appalling. IN TEN YEARS, WHAT Read More

An Interview with Anthony Macris

Anthony Macris is an Australian writer and Associate Professor of Creative Writing. His works include Capital: Volume One (UWAP), Great Western Highway (UWAP), When Horse Became Saw (Penguin), and Inexperience and other stories (UWAP). Anthony grew up in Brisbane, and now lives in Sydney. We talked with Anthony about his most recent book, Inexperience Read More