Published 22 November 201126 March 2012 · Main Posts End-of-year merriment Editorial team To launch issue 205 – the last edition of a thrilling publishing year – and to thank our bloggers, contributors and, especially, our readers for the past 360ish days, Overland is having a merry launch/party. Come to Chez Regine at 6pm on Friday 2 December and let us buy you a drink. What about this new issue? we hear you ask excitedly. Superb question! In the new issue: o Norwegian writer Mattias Gardell examines the Oslo massacre and the rise of the anti-Muslim right in Europe o Robert Bollard discovers his Indigenous heritage and considers what it means o Stephanie Honor Convery and Katrina Fox disagree on sex and animal rights o Arnold Zable, John Bradley, Kim Scott and Marie Munkara discuss the politics of Indigenous languages o Xavier Rizos explains the problematic logic of the carbon tax o Sarah Drummond contemplates the death of a whale and the difficulties of parenting o Brad Nguyen considers the 2011 London riots o Caroline Hamilton explores the promise of small presses in the age of digital publishing o Peter Slezak takes aim at the New Atheists o Rjurik Davidson analyses the right-wing logic of torture porn movies o Australian Poetry Centre’s Robert Lukins and poet Ali Alizadeh debate the mainstreaming of poetry o Alexis Wright, Stephen Muecke and Louise Pine all contribute brilliant new fiction o And Angela Smith, Ruby Todd, Stuart Barnes, Maketh Ajak, Cath Drake, D J Huppatz, Molly Guy, Eileen Chong, Cameron Lowe, Phillip Hall and Stuart Cooke impress us with their poetic verse Issue 205 is to be launched by the spectacular Jane Gleeson-White, author and editor extraordinaire (and Overland fiction editor). When is this merry launch? 6pm, Friday 2 December Where is this merry launch? Chez Regine (270 Russell Street, Melbourne) What will this merry launch cost me? First drink is on us*, then you buy your own *Unless 10,000 people turn up; we simply don’t have the budget to shout that many free drinks 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 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.