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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real.'

'Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique, contemporary twist. In ‘Heat’, we meet several generations of the Kresinger family and the legacy left by the mysterious Pearl. In ‘Water’, a futuristic world is imagined and the fate of a people threatened. In ‘Light’, familial ties are challenged and characters are caught between a desire for freedom and a sense of belonging.'

'Heat and Light presents an intriguing collection while heralding the arrival of an exciting new talent in Australian writing.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • 'The author’s prose style is spare, carefully wrought and lucid. Van Neervan portrays some wonderful women characters with a deft and sure hand. The plots are beset by tantalising twists and turns, and there is some stunning imagery. There is no doubt that this exciting new author has much potential.' (Judges' comments, The Queensland Literary Awards website 2013)
  • Three thematically linked stories.
  • Other formats: Also large print; sound recording

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Indigenous Storytelling Has Always Been in Our Blood Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2016; (p. 2)
Utopia and Utopian Studies in Australia Andrew Milner , Verity Burgmann , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Utopian Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2016; (p. 200-209)
'There are no independently Australian translations of Thomas More’s Utopia. Nor is there any equivalent in Australia to the Society for Utopian Studies in North America or the Utopian Studies Society in Europe. Nor are there any extant formal research groups or undergraduate or graduate courses in utopian studies. There are, however, distinctively Australian traditions of utopian writing, both eutopian and dystopian, and also a limited field of Australian utopian studies, essentially the work of individual scholars. This article attempts a brief description of both.' (Publication summary)
Review : Heat and Light Kate Livett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , August vol. 76 no. 1 2016; (p. 229-232)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
High Praise for Young Author Sally Browne , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 April 2015; (p. 48)
'At 24, Ellen van Neerven is already receiving recognition locally and internationally for her unique voice...'
Stella Prize 2015: The Shortlisted Authors on the Stories behind Their Books Emily Bitto , Christine Kenneally , Sofie Laguna , Ellen van Neerven , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Joan London , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 April 2015;
Graduate with the Write Stuff 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 April 2015; (p. 42)
Young Novelists Speak with Original Voices Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 May 2015; (p. 13) The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 17)
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Don't Feel so Fine ) Adam Ford , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Author , June vol. 47 no. 1 2015; (p. 10-13)
'The genre of cli-fi, whether you believe in it or not, is about more than natural disasters and a sense of impending doom.'
Unaipon Deadline Draws near 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 June no. 602 2015; (p. 44)
Includes portrait of Ellen van Neerven previous David Unaipon Award winner.
Garden Plots Emma Ashmere , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Northerly : The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre Magazine , July-August 2015; (p. 12-13)
An overview of Emma Ashmere's favourite gardens in Australian literature.
Ellen Van Neervan : Heat and Light Linda Funnell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2015;

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Review : Heat and Light Jessica Gildersleeve , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 102)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Christine Regan Reviews Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neervan Christine Regan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 18 2015;

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Review : Heat and Light David Gaunt , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 1 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Selected Shorts Debra Adelaide , Tony Birch , Carmel Bird , Georgia Blain , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Susan Midalia , Ryan O'Neill , Paddy O'Reilly , Chris Somerville , Maria Takolander , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 52-50)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel ; Captives Angela Meyer 2014 selected work short story ; Arms Race : And Other Stories Nicolas Low 2014 selected work short story ; Las Vegas for Vegans A. S. Patrić 2012 selected work short story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman 2013 selected work short story ; Tarcutta Wake Josephine Rowe 2012 selected work short story
Review : Heat and Light A. S. Patrić , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 48)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Ellen's Novel Experience 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 August 2013; (p. 12)
Review : Heat and Light David Gaunt , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 1 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Selected Shorts Debra Adelaide , Tony Birch , Carmel Bird , Georgia Blain , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Susan Midalia , Ryan O'Neill , Paddy O'Reilly , Chris Somerville , Maria Takolander , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 52-50)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel ; Captives Angela Meyer 2014 selected work short story ; Arms Race : And Other Stories Nicolas Low 2014 selected work short story ; Las Vegas for Vegans A. S. Patrić 2012 selected work short story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman 2013 selected work short story ; Tarcutta Wake Josephine Rowe 2012 selected work short story
Review : Heat and Light A. S. Patrić , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 48)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Ellen Van Neervan : Heat and Light Linda Funnell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2015;

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Review : Heat and Light Jessica Gildersleeve , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 102)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Christine Regan Reviews Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neervan Christine Regan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , October no. 18 2015;

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Review : Heat and Light Kate Livett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , August vol. 76 no. 1 2016; (p. 229-232)

— Review of Heat and Light Ellen van Neerven 2014 single work novel
Ellen's Novel Experience 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 August 2013; (p. 12)
High Praise for Young Author Sally Browne , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 April 2015; (p. 48)
'At 24, Ellen van Neerven is already receiving recognition locally and internationally for her unique voice...'
Stella Prize 2015: The Shortlisted Authors on the Stories behind Their Books Emily Bitto , Christine Kenneally , Sofie Laguna , Ellen van Neerven , Maxine Beneba Clarke , Joan London , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 April 2015;
Graduate with the Write Stuff 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 April 2015; (p. 42)
Young Novelists Speak with Original Voices Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 May 2015; (p. 13) The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 17)
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Don't Feel so Fine ) Adam Ford , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Author , June vol. 47 no. 1 2015; (p. 10-13)
'The genre of cli-fi, whether you believe in it or not, is about more than natural disasters and a sense of impending doom.'
Unaipon Deadline Draws near 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 3 June no. 602 2015; (p. 44)
Includes portrait of Ellen van Neerven previous David Unaipon Award winner.
Indigenous Storytelling Has Always Been in Our Blood Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 2016; (p. 2)
Garden Plots Emma Ashmere , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Northerly : The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre Magazine , July-August 2015; (p. 12-13)
An overview of Emma Ashmere's favourite gardens in Australian literature.
Utopia and Utopian Studies in Australia Andrew Milner , Verity Burgmann , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Utopian Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2016; (p. 200-209)
'There are no independently Australian translations of Thomas More’s Utopia. Nor is there any equivalent in Australia to the Society for Utopian Studies in North America or the Utopian Studies Society in Europe. Nor are there any extant formal research groups or undergraduate or graduate courses in utopian studies. There are, however, distinctively Australian traditions of utopian writing, both eutopian and dystopian, and also a limited field of Australian utopian studies, essentially the work of individual scholars. This article attempts a brief description of both.' (Publication summary)
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