New Perspectives

New Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES: THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY ANTHOLOGY 2013

edited by Aqmarina Andira et al.

Darlington Press, $25 pb, 207 pp, 9781921364532

In her foreword, Emily Maguire says, ‘You need a desperate, hungry energy to tell a story, to write a poem, to scratch at the surface of a life and see what slithers beneath.’ For some, the university campus is the place for this desperation and hunger to find a voice and have a public hearing. For the University of Sydney, the public hearing is in the form of Perspectives, through which we experience almost thirty new writers and artists, who reveal diverse themes, points of view, and technical abilities.

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Nigel Featherstone

Nigel Featherstone

Nigel Featherstone is a writer of contemporary adult fiction, creative journalism, and reviews. He is the author of the novellas I’m Ready Now (Blemish Books 2012), which was short-listed for the 2013 ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction, and Fall on Me (Blemish Books 2011), which won that award in 2012. His novel Remnants (Pandanus Books 2005) was published to considerable acclaim, as was his story collection Joy (2000). Nigel has published many stories in Australian journals

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