'KYD Writers’ Workshop and Extraordinary Routines bring you a monthly column delving into the routines, writing habits, rituals, challenges and triumphs of a diversity of Australian writers. In this edition, writer and activist Carly Findlay shares a typical day and her thoughts on writing her first book, managing expectations and the pressure to be a perfect activist.' (Introduction)
'A looping, surrealist vision of a small town wracked by climate change lays bare our collective myopia about the future.'
'Stories from the Holocaust are some of the most enduring of the past century. One of the reasons for this is that they are all incredible – the resilience, strength and survival of those targeted by the Nazi regime is remarkable and must never be forgotten. In The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris retells the story of one such survivor: Slovakian Jew Lale Solokov. Lale was a tattooist at Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1942 until 1945 and his is just one of the many remarkable stories to come from this period.' (Introduction)
'Attending a Bali writers’ festival at a moment of great loss prompts reflections on conflict, forgiveness, and the life that might have been.'
'From humble beginnings, the Stella Prize has grown to be a major force in championing Australian women writers. Six years on, one of the prize’s co-founders reflects on prize culture and the successes, challenges and future of the Stella initiative.'