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Plagiarism, cobbling or accidental inclusion?

Plagiarism, cobbling or accidental inclusion?

Mary Garden
The Editor's note that appears below this piece was updated on Saturday 22 July 2023 On 10 June 2023, a freelance writer and reviewer settled down in the sun to read The Weekend Australian. Joy Lawn had been busy and had ...
Screenshots of the people reading at the event

MEANJIN MONDAYS 10 July 2023: Zoom recording

The Meanjin Team
We all love being read to—and the first of our MEANJIN MONDAYS didn't disappoint! On Monday evening 10 July, we listened to three writers with new work in Meanjin 82.2 Winter 2023:
Head of a Black Carpenter Ant, close up

Passing for Human in a Post-Robodebt World

Shaun Micallef
The greatest strength of humanity is its Achilles heel. Unlike other animals, humans have the ability to imagine what it might be like to be somebody else—or rather, how it might feel to be in the same or similar circumstances ...
Art on Trial in Colonial Adelaide

Art on Trial in Colonial Adelaide

Stephen Valambras Graham
Footfalls printed in the floor sprayed with sawdust. Horses snorted and manoeuvred outside, near the entrance to the Adelaide Local Court House, corner of Franklin and King William Street. The court was a single-storey building of limestone and brick, arched ...
MEANJIN MONDAYS on Zoom: join us for an hour of reading

MEANJIN MONDAYS on Zoom: join us for an hour of reading

The Meanjin Team
We all love being read to – especially in winter! Join us for the first of our MEANJIN MONDAYS Zoom sessions and let’s listen to three writers with new work in Meanjin 82.2 Winter 2023:
  • Mohammed Massoud Morsi will read his story ‘Picture of a ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Natascha Balak
Reading has become a simple luxury. Book clubs exist in the 2020s by members frantically listening to audio books at work to 'catch up' before the big night out. I've tried. I just can't do it. I was once proudly ...
Typography is the clothes that words wear

Typography is the clothes that words wear

Stephen Banham
It is said that typography is the clothes that words wear. Following that metaphor into tonight's launch of Meanjin, I find myself wearing two hats this time around—or to put it another way, as a literary contributor I’m wearing a ...
Those who do things and cry, and those who do things and laugh

Those who do things and cry, and those who do things and laugh

Maher Mughrabi
After the Israeli soldiers were pelted with stones, they returned to the village of Beita with a list of eight names provided by intelligence. Each of the eight men was suspected of ‘hostile activity’—taking part in demonstrations, singing Palestinian nationalist ...
Clockwise from top left: photographs of Catherine Ryan, Ella Ferris, Stephen Banham, Jasper Peach

Join us! Laneway launch at Readings Carlton, Thu 29 June

The Meanjin Team
Join us in the Readings Carlton laneway on Thursday evening 29 June—rug up!—and let’s launch Meanjin Winter 2023 in style ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Cynthia Dearborn
Since childhood I’ve been a grateful reader, an avid reader, but until fairly recently, a fretful one. I felt driven to read before I knew how. As a three-year-old in New Mexico, where my airman father was stationed, I’d watch ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Jennifer Neal, Jennifer Neal
I recently devoured an eggs benedict with an author who wrote an erotic Ancient Mayan masterpiece. Monica Byrne was surprisingly accessible for someone who spent her leisurely time and a solid chunk of her thirties embedded in the Belizean jungle ...
Join us! Brisbane launch with Gaja Kerry Charlton and Melissa Lucashenko

Join us! Brisbane launch with Gaja Kerry Charlton and Melissa Lucashenko

The Meanjin Team
The invitation to write for the Meanjin magazine is welcomed in the spirit of Reconciliation and Truth-telling. I share from my Goori doogal (Aboriginal heart) about my family and tribes, culture and history with colonisation; our Wularanguru historical language mapping ...
Meanjin reveals Winter 2023: new design, First Nations first

Meanjin reveals Winter 2023: new design, First Nations first

The Meanjin Team
Esther Anatolitis, Editor of Meanjin, today reveals the venerable journal’s new design and editorial approach. ‘Meanjin Winter 2023 marks a new direction for the journal,’ said Esther. ‘It’s the first edition to reframe The Meanjin Paper as a piece by ...
Announcing new designer Stephen Banham

Announcing new designer Stephen Banham

The Meanjin Team
Today Meanjin announces Stephen Banham as the venerable literary journal’s new designer. ‘I’m so thrilled to welcome Stephen to Meanjin’, said Esther Anatolitis, Editor. ‘Stephen Banham is one of Australia’s most accomplished and impactful designers, known internationally for his rigorous approach to ...
Join us in Canberra for a special event at Muse

Join us in Canberra for a special event at Muse

The Meanjin Team
'The story of how Australia came to have a woman on the bench of its highest court has an unlikely first chapter. It starts with a young girl in northern New South Wales, dawdling to avoid chores from her mother...' ...