The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle

In a time where the impact of humans on the natural world is spotlighted more than ever, Erin Hortle’s The Octopus and I weaves a narrative that uses the relationships between human and animal to explore how we connect with ourselves, each other, and the world around...

What We’re Watching: April Edition

Jane McCredie, CEO Last night, I watched the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards online. It wasn’t quite as good as having all the excited winners in the same physical space, but still a wonderful celebration of brave and brilliant writers confronting some of the biggest...

Boundless Festival 2019

Donna McLaren, Joel Davison and Cathy Craigie discuss the revival and reclamation of language in the First Languages panel. The 2019 Boundless Festival for Indigenous and culturally diverse writers was held in Bankstown Saturday 26 October 2019. The program featured a...

The crucial step of editing, with Aleesah Darlison

Can you tell us a bit about your own editing process when you are working on a manuscript? After completing my ‘first flush’ without any backtracking, I’ll then edit my draft manuscript multiple times. I’ll rework characters, dialogue, settings, action scenes,...