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Category Archives: Giramondo Publishing

The Cry of Its Occasion: Fiona Wright’s Small Acts of Disappearance

Collectively, the personal essays in Fiona Wright’s Small Acts of Disappearance offer a strong counter argument to the dubious but commonly-held belief that memoir is a form best left to a writer’s twilight years. Read more »

May’s KYD First Book Club: Notes on Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Foreign Soil

When it was announced that Maxine Beneba Clarke was the winner of the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript at last year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, jubilation hung in the air. Her face glowed with relief; public recognition had obviously been a long time coming for the Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. Read more »