Eliza Robertson

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'Demi-Gods' by Eliza Robertson

Felicity Plunkett
Friday, 24 November 2017

In the preface to Demi-Gods, a boy burns moths with a magnifying glass. A girl – the novel’s narrator, Willa – watches ‘khaki wings’ that seem to be ‘folded from rice paper’. She imagines ‘ten moths circling a candle to form a lantern’, cries later, but does not stop Patrick. The wings ignite ‘like dog-eared pages in a book’ ...

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Jolley Prize 2017 (Winner): 'Pheidippides' by Eliza Robertson

Eliza Robertson
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

At the first interview, I sat in a plastic canteen chair while Berkeley lay under a towel and a woman with spiked hair dug into the cords of his thigh. He rested his chin on his forearms so he could talk, his eyes boring into my notebook, as if he could read the questions upside-down from the massage table. His blonde eyebrows faded into his skin and made his forehead look overdeveloped ...

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2017 Jolley Prize winner: Eliza Robertson

Monday, 01 September 2014

Announcing the 2017 Jolley Prize winner

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