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Spinifex Press Newsletter
Welcome to the April edition of The Spin
This year Spinifex Press is celebrating 25 years of feminist publishing.
Look out for details of our forthcoming events on this page, on our website and on facebookLatest Release
Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade, edited by Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankard Reist was launched in Carlton on Sunday April 10. Great gathering and lots of support for the book and for the brave women whose stories form the narratives. Due to popular demand the book has already had its first reprint and is available in print and as an eBook.
RN's Life Matters interviewed co-editor Caroline Norma recently: Would the Nordic Model for the Sex Industry work in Australia?
Read: Emma Reynold's 'I clutched the cash while he used me': Former prostitutes on why they want the industry banned
Popular website Mamamia ran this story: Former sex worker attacks her “pathetic” clients in an open letter.
Forthcoming launchGold Coast launch of our new book Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade
Friday April 29
3046 Surfers Paradise Boulevard
A rare chance to meet up with author, media commentator and co-editor of 'Prostitution Narratives', Melinda Tankard ReistCongratulations
Locust Girl: a lovesong
by Merlinda Bobis has been shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Good luck Merlinda
One of the judges has this to say about Bobis's stunning novel:
Locust Girl is set in a nameless parched landscape, a place of drought, famine and human misery, reminiscent of today’s despair in Africa or the Middle East. Only here, we are taken to a post-apocalyptic stage in history. In this world Amedea, the Locust Girl, tells her story of hardship, punishment and dislocation, endured in the quest for an imagined life of freedom ‘beyond the border’. Merlinda Bobis’ original and lyrical prose confidently blends fantasy with realism, and surreal events and images with the quotidian.
Making Peace with the Earth
by Vandana Shiva
A timely conversation between world-renowned scholar and activist Vandana Shiva and Paul Barclay of Radio National's Big Ideas as part of the Festival of Tibet held in Brisbane last week.
Rachel Moran author of Paid For. My Journey Through Prostitution travelled to Melbourne for the launch of Prostitution Narratives where she spoke of her personal experience as a survivor of the sex trade.
Forthcoming author events
Popular poet Sandy Jeffs is a guest at the 2016 Clunes Booktown Festival
Speaking at the Warehouse
Authors in the media
Gail Dines, author of Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality has written another powerful piece:
Is porn immoral? That doesn't matter: It's a public health crisis
S. Fischer Verlag, Germany will publish three Spinifex novels,
The Screaming of the Innocent by Unity Dow
Imago by Francesca Rendle-Short
Figments of a Murder by Gillian Hanscombe
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