C.J. Garrow

C.J. Garrow

C.J. Garrow is a Melbourne writer whose fiction has been shortlisted for international prizes including the Fish Prize (Ireland) and the George Garrett Fiction Prize (USA). ‘Egg Timer’ is his first published work of fiction.

'Whale Fall' by C.J. Garrow | Jolley Prize 2022 (Shortlisted)

August 2022, no. 445 28 July 2022
'Whale Fall' by C.J. Garrow | Jolley Prize 2022 (Shortlisted)
A video in the museum foyer chronicles the dismantling of a rotting whale that had beached itself on a nearby coast. The machinery hauling away its distended remains and the workers standing knee-deep in the guts of the creature arrest my attention; for the longest time I thought the death of a whale one of the saddest things imaginable. My teacher, Mr Maurice, schooled me otherwise. What’s wors ... (read more)

Jolley Prize 2020 (Shortlisted): 'Egg Timer' by C.J. Garrow

August 2020, no. 423 24 July 2020
It was important that no one took your photograph because you didn’t want to end up a rude picture for bad men to download. We were very sure of that, very certain in our certainty. ‘Noah Potnik has a program,’ Felix and Otis swore, ‘that strips the clothes from any photo to show what the person looks like underneath.’ Noah Potnik had nude pictures of Gal Gadot and Emma Watson and Gigi H ... (read more)