Australian literature rises from its grave

Our little Oz Lit comp proved remarkably productive. Who wouldn’t want to read titles such as The Man Who Loved to Eat Children, My Brother Vlad, The Mandible that Signed the Paper, Summer Of The 17th Golem, Picnic at Hanging Rope, Seven Pickled Australians or Tomorrow, When the War Began With Mars? But after great deliberation, we’ve decided to award the free sub to Mike Beggs, who came up not only with The Undead are Many and Dead Kelly, but also the truly horrific John Howard, Prime Minister by David Barnett and Pru Goward. Oh, and here’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, too.

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

Subscribe | Renew | Donate November 9–16 to support progressive literary culture for another year – and for the chance to win magnificent prizes!

Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

More by


  1. Just resubbed… so am happy to leave you the post hoc not very zombie but certainly flesh eating…
    Dog in a tuckerbox (if doggerel counts as auslit)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>