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Join us! Laneway launch at Readings Carlton, Thursday 20 June

Join us! Laneway launch at Readings Carlton, Thursday 20 June

The Meanjin team
Join us at 6:30pm on Thursday 20 June for the launch of Meanjin 83.2 Winter 2024! Rug up, readers! Meanjin launches start manifesto-style in the Readings laneway. Wear your favourite coat and prepare to be moved— · Michelle Sowey will ...
Labyrinthine likenesses

Labyrinthine likenesses

Megan Cheong
From the first page, Ghost Cities is a novel built on shifting ground ...
A Path Happily Avoided

A Path Happily Avoided

Maks Sipowicz
While Host City strays into speculative writing, it does not require a huge stretch of imagination to convince us that the dystopia it describes is already a reality or could easily become reality ...
Meanjin welcomes Claire Cao as Fiction Editor

Meanjin welcomes Claire Cao as Fiction Editor

Esther Anatolitis
Claire’s first edition as Fiction Editor is Meanjin 83.3 Spring 2024 ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Huyen Hac Helen Tran
Time to chop some more wood. 103 kilometres left till home ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Gareth Morgan
Grumpy with mythical teenagers, I come to you with this diatribe about finding the killer whale in the soup of the world ...
Lineages and Legacies

Lineages and Legacies

Sonia Nair
Reviewed: Amma, Saraid de Silva, Moa Press Sri Lankan Pākehā writer Saraid de Silva’s highly vaunted debut novel Amma is the latest in a rich and storied tradition of multigenerational epics that explore the dislocation and possibilities of being transplanted ...
Sovereign Words, Sovereign Worlds

Sovereign Words, Sovereign Worlds

Sulagna Basu
Reviewed: Always Will Be, Mykaela Saunders, UQP Always Will Be is a strikingly creative collection of short stories by Koori/Goori and Lebanese writer Mykaela Saunders in which she evokes a range of speculative futures for her ancestral community of the ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Saanjana Kapoor
You cannot stop reading stories about teenage girls, a dreamy, moody haze you somehow stumble back to. Maybe you are trying to find what you never read, maybe you are still frozen as one ...
Floating fantasies and truths in tales

Floating fantasies and truths in tales

Ariana Haghighi
We rarely turn to poetry to parse historical truths, preferring to dissect ‘non-fiction’ narratives about the past, only accepting truth in the form of inviolable fact ...
Sex, art and capital

Sex, art and capital

Samantha Floreani
One of the compelling things about reading horror is the simultaneous push-pull sensation; to be drawn in and repulsed at the same time ...
Join us! Sydney launch at Gleebooks, Wed 24 April

Join us! Sydney launch at Gleebooks, Wed 24 April

The Meanjin Team
Let’s discuss the complexities of memoir in a time of trauma, war and genocide ...
Announcing the inaugural Meanjin InPlace resident, Ella Ferris!

Announcing the inaugural Meanjin InPlace resident, Ella Ferris!

The Meanjin Team
Writer, actor, theatre maker and poet Ella Ferris is the recipient of the 2024 Meanjin InPlace Autumn Residency ...
Guernica

Guernica

Yumna Kassab
To keep the snake in my sight, to not give it more ground, to not relinquish to this snake standing in the door ...
Instead, Gather

Instead, Gather

Luoyang Chen
Poetry, like the archive, is past but never truly passes. While reading Wiradjuri poet Jeanine Leane’s gawimarra: gathering, stories and memories become part of an interconnected land-space, where past and future mingle with the present ...