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Jenny Grigg
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Nicolas Paulin on Australia’s hand in helping clean up the growing problem of space debris

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new poetry from Stephen Edgar

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Giles Fielke explores the collision between sound, art and new media

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Rod Usher explores being and becoming

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An invented past surfaces in new fiction from Andrew Pippos

Tournament
of Books

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Tom Cho Vs. Thea Astley in the Meanjin Tournament of Books Grand Final

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Second Semi-Final Tom Cho Vs Jospehine Rowe judged by Melinda Harvey

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First Semi-Final Thea Astley Vs Nam Le judged by Ronnie Scott

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R2 M4 ‘Today on Dr Phil’ Vs. ‘Five Acre Virgin’ judged by First Dog

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R2 M3 ‘In the Mornings We Would Sometimes Hear Him Singing’ Vs. ‘American Dreams’ judged by Melissa Cranenburgh

Fiction

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An invented past surfaces in new fiction from Andrew Pippos

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A young traveller questions the motives of her host in new fiction by Tamara Lazaroff

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Living room totems loom large in this new story from Shaun Prescott

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A woman clings to the past in an attempt to deal with the present—new fiction by Irma Gold.

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A case of divine inspiration in the holy city? Or is it something more mundane? New fiction from David Cohen

Poetry

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new poetry from Stephen Edgar

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Rod Usher explores being and becoming

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The night proceeds/when I call for it.—new poetry by Christine Townend

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Semper Fidelis—new poetry by Alex Skovron

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New poetry from Julie Chevalier

Memoir

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Trapped with a mad ufologist, Sofia Stefanovic finds an unlikely love story.

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Howard Goldenburg relives the battle for a patient’s life

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Ailsa Wild’s memories of learning to be a better clown under the jeering and playful direction of Monsier Philippe Gaulier

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Christie Nieman on the intimacy of books

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Antonia Hayes reflects on a difficult diagnosis

Essays

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Giles Fielke explores the collision between sound, art and new media

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Stephen Banham shares with us some of the best typographical anecdotes

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Rachel Buchanan on the births and deaths of newpapers in Melbourne

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Fatima Measham on the problems with postcode superiority

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Favel Parrett heads south with a dream of the lost Nella Dan

Podcast

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Episode five of the Meanjin podcast features Luke Ryan on scars, both literal and metaphorical, E…

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In episode four we debut a new segment the literary agony aunts, plus Nicholas Walton-Healey talk…

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In the third Meanjin Podcast, Meg Mundell and Drew Sinton explore the ghosts of the State Library…

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Are you terrible at naming characters? Do you start short stories but never finish? Is there a ce…

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In the second episode we talk to Harry Williamson about a new Australian flag, Anna Heyward talks…