5 August 201010 August 2010 Main Posts The drinks are on Overland Editorial team The beginning Overland’s 200th issue, believe it or not, has just gone to print. That’s 56 years and 200 issues. Who would’ve thought a humble, left-wing magazine founded by Realist Writers group from the Communist Party would still be hale and hearty in 2010? And not just hale, not just hearty, but at the forefront of literature and culture — and with a thriving online community to boot? Seriously though, we are mighty proud that we still produce, time after time, issue after issue, an intelligent and provocative publication. The issue The 200th issue is brimming with controversial essays on culture and politics from some of Australia’s most rebellious writers like Chris Graham, Anwyn Crawford and Clive Hamilton; riveting fiction from Christos Tsiolkas, Janette Turner Hospital and Karen Hitchcock; and a poetic experiment unleashed from the minds of 20 poets working in unison – plus a graphical remix of a story from Overland 1 by Bruce Mutard. The party This historic edition is going to be launched at a gargantuan and sophisticated shindig at the Melbourne Writers Festival. The night and issue will be launched by distinguished novelist Rodney Hall and current editor Jeff Sparrow, and much good humour and revelry will ensue. The drinks Food and drinks on us (at least until the tab is exhausted) at the abovementioned party. Writers, readers, friends and comrades: this is the must-attend event of 2010. We aim to see you there. Pertinent details: 4 September 2010, 7pm, Feddish, Federation Square, Melbourne Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?