The lure of islands has inspired quests for utopia and has disenchanted adventurers who reach fatal or disappointing shores. Griffith REVIEW 34: The Annual Fiction Edition explores islands - physical and metaphorical, places and people isolated and connected - with stories that engage with the wonder of the world and human relations.
This third annual collection features an assortment of new and emerging writers who are poised to make the leap to the national stage, and includes the announcement of the winners of the 2011 Griffith REVIEW Emerging Writers' (GREW) Prize.
Discover new stories from award-winning and critically acclaimed authors such as Georgia Blain, Craig Cliff, Chris Womersley, Melissa Lucashenko, Jospehine Rowe, Ashley Hay and Benjamin Law; plus young writers who have made a mark this year including Favel Parrett, Rachael S Morgan, Nicolas Low, Romy Ash and Sally Breen; poetry from Thomas Shapcott, Kathleen Bleakley, Margaret Merrilees and WH Chong; and much more.
Additional online-only content includes essays and memoirs from internationally acclaimed author Jay Griffiths, Mette Jakobsen, Barbara Brooks and others who probe the boundaries of 'islandness', plus a special section featuring interviews with several emerging authors.
The Annual Fiction Edition presents an archipelago of islands to discover and is a collectable companion to the 2009 and 2010 Griffith REVIEW fiction anthologies.