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Spinifex Press Newsletter
Issue 61, August 2015

Welcome to the August edition of The Spin packed with news and reviews, and photos of our latest events.


Locust Girl by award-winning author Merlinda Bobis was launched by novelist Bruce Pascoe at Collected Works Melbourne on July 31


Author, reviewer and book launcher Lucy Sussex gave a witty and insightful introduction to Hoa Pham's new novel Wave at North Melbourne library July 22

Have a listen to a moving interview with Hoa Pham on Radio National's Book and Arts program


Haifa Fragments

by khulud khamis

Although the novel is low-key and subtle when it comes to conflict, one anticipates danger at every turn of the page, as if there were a ticking time bomb in the background waiting to explode and implode on all the characters’ lives.
Rana Asfour, Bookfabulous


Locust Girl: a lovesong

by Merlinda Bobis

Filipina-Australian writer Merlinda Bobis’s new work Locust Girl: a love song is a surreal allegory on the divide between selfish privilege and disenfranchised victimhood...At the story’s heart is the malevolence of imperialism and its mercenary and parsimonious protection of the little that is left of its plunder of the remainder of the world. This is no pointer to the future: the future is now and we live the border and the divide. —servethepeople


Emma Ashmere, author of The Floating Garden was a guest at the recent Byron Bay Writers Festival

This beautiful novel evokes the hardships and the glories of Sydney’s past and tells the little-known story of those made homeless to make way for the famous bridge. Peopled by bohemians and charlatans, earthy folk and fly-by-nighters, The Floating Garden is about shedding secrets, seizing second chances, and finding love amongst the ruins.


Hoa Pham, author of Wave is a guest of this year's MWF

ACMI 10:00 AM  30/08/2015

Francesca Rendle-Short author of Bite Your Tongue, also a guest of MWF will be reading at three events:

The Morning Read           Sun 23 August  10am
Writers Across Borders    Sun 23 August   2.30pm
Big Love                         Sun 29 August  10am

In partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival outspoken presents Olivera Simić, author of Surviving Peace, A Political Memoir 
Surviving Peace
is one woman’s story of courage that echoes the stories of millions of people whose lives have been displaced by war. As we still face a world rife with armed conflict, this book is a timely reminder that once the last gunshot has been fired and the last bomb dropped, the new challenge of surviving peace begins.

Wednesday September 2
Maleny Community Centre
6 for 6pm


Spinifex Press has sold Indian Tamil-language rights to My Sister Chaos written by Lara Fergus


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