The Burning Elephant – Christopher Raja
The Burning Elephant is the debut novel by Alice Springs-based author, Christopher Raja. A coming-of-age story about family and identity set in India as it was just before the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
Published by Giramondo in 2015 and launched in the Eye of the Storm Writers’ Festival, you can check out a recently published extract of the book and interview with Chris Raja at Peril, a journal of Asian-Australian Arts and Culture.
Big congratulations to Darwin playwright, Mary Anne Butler, who is shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for her drama, Broken. More
Also to Alice Springs poet Michael Giacometti who won a Regional Emerging Writer’s Residency at the Lock Up during the 2016 Newcastle Writers’ Festival.
Sophie Hamley from Hachette has chosen three Northern Territory writers whose manuscripts will benefit from a mentorship. (more…)
Three Alice Springs poets just returned from Strictly Poetry, a six day residency for poets that is part of the ‘focus weeks’ program at the Varuna Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains. The program involves structured and unstructured writing sessions with author, editor and lecturer Deb Westbury. We spoke with Meg Mooney and Sue Fielding about their experiences. Kimberley Zeneth was also selected for the program. (more…)
Hachette Mentorship Shortlist
Congratulations to the nine writers shortlisted for the 2015 NTWC – Hachette Australia mentorship (more…)
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