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Fiction

Skin

Ellen van Neerven

When her sister, Pearl, came wading through the long grass out the back, her hands brushing along the hips of the birch trees, part of Marie was unsurprised. She called out, ‘I knew the wind would bring you.’

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An overdue pregnancy and the nurturing strength of a mother, in new fiction from Ellen Van Neerven

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The earth set alight from underground in new fiction from Jennifer Mills

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The conversations of birds in new poetry by Martin Langford

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Anwen Crawford investigates how changes to welfare affects some of Australia’s most vulnerable

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Snowflakes transform a garden in new poetry from Simeon Kronenberg

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 overdue pregnancy and the nurturing strength of a mother, in new fiction from Ellen Van Neerven

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The earth set alight from underground in new fiction from Jennifer Mills

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Grief, friendship, death and dissection, new fiction from Robyn Cadwallader

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Finding yourself on the psychologist’s couch, new fiction from Nicola Redhouse

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An old sea dog fights to stay on top of the game in new fiction by W.J.P Newnham

Poetry

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Snowflakes transform a garden in new poetry from Simeon Kronenberg

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Mathematics and divinity in new poetry from Peter Coghill

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New poetry from David Musgrave

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An abundance of summertime riches in new poetry from Emily Ballou

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Musings during the morning commute in new poetry from Geoff Page

Memoir

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Maria Kyriacou recalls the pain and uncertainty surrounding her double mastectomy

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A transfusion in hospital leads Peter Sutton to reflect on memories of blood

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Patrick McCaughey experiences the majesty of central Australia

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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

Essays

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Anwen Crawford investigates how changes to welfare affects some of Australia’s most vulnerable

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Maria Kyriacou recalls the pain and uncertainty surrounding her double mastectomy

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The plight of the dingo in a new perspective from Rowena Lennox

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Laura Jean McKay on the side effects of wanderlust

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Suzy Freeman-Greene contemplates the constant need for forecasts

Podcast

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Episode six of the Meanjin podcast features Fatima Measham on postcode superiority, Julie Chevali…

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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…