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An interview with Ivor Indyk

by Australian Book Review
November 2021, no. 437

An interview with Ivor Indyk

by Australian Book Review
November 2021, no. 437

Ivor Indyk is director of Giramondo Publishing, and Whitlam Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. He was the founding editor of HEAT, and co-founder of the Sydney Review of Books. He has written on many aspects of Australian literature, art, architecture, and literary publishing, including a monograph on David Malouf published by Oxford University Press.


What was your pathway to publishing?

I was a lecturer in Australian literature, and some of the writers I wanted to lecture on couldn’t find publishers for their work. Also I found I preferred to converse with writers who were living rather than with the dead. And then there was the Demidenko affair, which made me angry enough to start HEAT in 1996.


How many titles do you publish each year?

This year we are on track to publish eighteen titles; poetry and prose, Australian and international.

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