Subscriberthon 2019: Prizes

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If you support the literary pages and spaces we make, show us by subscribing, renewing or donating during this one, very important week.

Anyone who subscribes, renews or donates by 15 November goes into the running for three truly astounding prize draws – that is, the major prize draw, the daily prize draw and the regional prize draw.

An annual subscription – which includes four print issues, the daily online magazine, invitations to subscriber events, discounted entry to Overland competitions, and other opportunities and giveaways – is just $60 full and $45 students/unwaged.

Speaking of prizes, we are extremely thankful to our generous friends and supporters who made this year’s Subscriberthon possible! Read about them and their work.

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Major prizes

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Major Prize One:
Brave New Wombat

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One-week writing retreat at The Burrow at Wombat Bend in the Yarra Valley (includes seven nights accommodation in a beautiful cottage on a Land For Wildlife property, and breakfast provisions)
One-year subscription to Crikey
A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz
A  Scribe fiction pack:
Fly already by Etgar Keret
Among the lost by Emiliano Monge
The near and far: volume 2 by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short
Shoot through by JM Green
The eighth life by Nine Haratischvil

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Major Prize Two:
Station Adelaide

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A weekend for two at the Adelaide Festival! Explore Adelaide Writers’ Week, the Adelaide Biennial, the Adelaide International (at the Samstag Museum), and A Doll’s House (in Rundle Mall). This prize includes:

– two flights from anywhere in Australia

– two nights accommodation in the heart of Adelaide

– the following performances at Adelaide Festival:

The Doctor

150 Psalms

Between Tiny Cities

The opening night concert

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

A Text Classics pack:

Shooting star by Peter Temple

The women in black by Madeleine St John

The watch tower by Elizabeth Harrower

A dutiful daughter by Thomas Keneally

Fishing in the Styx by Ruth Park

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Major Prize Three:
Nineteen Eighty Meow!

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Oculus Go standalone VR headset (allowing 3D experiences from your own living room)

Petcube Play – an interactive wifi pet camera that allows you to watch, talk to or play laser with your pet(s) when not at home

One-year subscription to Humble Bundle Monthly (a curated selection of games emailed to you each month)

A digital literature workshop for you and five members of your writing group/community. To be facilitated by poet and programmer Benjamin Laird in early 2020 (note, can also be used for basic coding and/or creating a website)

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

A selection of excellent books:

Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Mr lear: a life of art and nonsense by Jenny Uglow

Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Selected writings by George Seddon

Dry milk by Huo Yan

Outnumbered by David Sumpter

Everybody lies by Seth Stephends-Davidowitz

The shining wall by Melissa Ferguson

Betraying big brother by Hong Fincher

Salt by Bruce Pascoe

Secret by Brian Toohey

Spectacle: rare and astonishing photographs by National Geographic

Middle earth: journeys in myth and legend by Donato Giancola

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Major Prize Four:
Do androids dream of writing in Bali?

Important note: if you wish to go in the draw for this major prize,
please indicate as much in the ‘Notes’ section when you take out a subscription

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A one-month writing and cultural immersion residency in Canggu, Bali through Global Hobo:

Learn the ropes of freelance writing while immersing yourself in Balinese culture. You’ll attend workshops on topics such as styles of writing, how to pitch and how to start your own publication. You’ll also be wrapping your tongue around the Indonesian language at esteemed local school Cinta Bahasa. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring writer  looking to challenge themselves, experience Bali outside of the tourism vortex and build up their portfolio.

$300 contribution toward flights to and/or from the residency

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

A very exciting TLB pack, including current issue of The Lifted Brow and Blak Brow, and the following Brow books:

Balancing acts: women in sport

Lawschool by Benjamin and Jenny Phang

The best of the Lifted Brow Vol 2

Going postal: more than ‘yes’ or ‘no’

 

 

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Daily prizes

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Friday (8 Nov):
Powered by poetry and the small press

And pottery!

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A pottery class for you and your friend at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills

One-year subscription to Australian Poetry, including Australian Poetry Journal

One-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Collection of absolutely essential poetry and small-press titles, including:

ruby moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

Kindred by Kirli Saunders

False claims of colonial thieves by Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella

blakwork by Alison Whittaker

Lemons in the chicken wire by Alison Whittaker

An entire Subbed In collection:

Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 essays about almost nothing by Patrick Lenton

Parenthetical bodies by Allison Gallagher

Wheeze by Marcus Whale

Girls and buoyant by Emily Crocker

The hostage Šime Knežević

If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams by Eloise Grills

When I die slingshot my ashes onto the surface of the moon by Jennifer Nguyen

The naming by Aisyah Shah Idil

Haunt (the koolie) by Jason Gray

blur by the by Cham Zhi Yi

The Cordite Books collection:

She woke & rose Autumn Royal

A salivating monstrous plant by Tanya Thaweeskulchai

Body of work by Elena Gomez

Flat exit by Broede Carmody

About the author is dead by Pascalle Burton

Walk back over by Jeanine Leane

Echoland by Helen Lambert

After the demolition by Zenobia Frost

Calenture by Lindsay Tuggle

Attn: solitude by Mez Breeze

Common sexual fantasies, ruined by Rachael Briggs

The Seizure Novella collection (2018 & 2019)

Offshore by Joshua Mostafa

Listurbia by Carly Cappielli

The bed-making competition by Anna Jackson

Swim by Avi Duckor-Jones

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The weekend:
Life on Mars

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Double pass to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘Show of the Year 2019’

Double mini-pass to Melbourne Cinémathèque

An incredible, must-have 3RRR collection:

A 3RRR tote bag with original Sam Wallman artwork celebrating community-run airwaves

Radio city – the first 30 years of 3RRR by Mark Phillips

2 x beer holders

2 x RRR shirts

Some very cool, new albums:

Time for dreams In Time (CD)

Luluc Sculptor (CD)

Montero Performer (CD)

Pure comedy Father John Misty (CD)

Endless Boogie Vibe Killer (CD)

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Amazing books, including:

Australian sea life by Matt Chun

Bird life by Matt Chun

And the Picador Prize Pack:

Crossings by Alex Landragin

The girls by Chloe Higgins

No friends but the mountains Behrouz Boochani

Wolfe Island Lucy Treloar

From here on, monsters by Elizabeth Bryer

Paul takes of the form of a mortal girl by Andrea Lawlor

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Taboo by Kim Scott

Crudo by Olivia Laing

The long take by Robin Robertson

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Monday (11 Nov):
Through the heliosphere!

For those really committed to their projects.
Dedicated to the Voyager 2 team, who persevered for 40 years,
and are now learning what lies beyond the solar system

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Stop. Grammar Time. class at The Good Copy (Collingwood)

Two passes to Cinema Nova for any film

One-year subscription to Jacobin

One-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A selection of the finest nonfiction books:

A signed copy of Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

See what you made me do by Jess Hill

From secret ballot to democracy sausage by Judith Brett

How to do nothing by Jenny Odell

A massacre in Mexico by Anabel Hernádez

Goodnight Trump by Erich Origen and Gan Golan

And a Scribe nonfiction pack:

Fascists Among Us by Jeff Sparrow

First, They Erased Our Name by Habiburahman

Guest House For Young Widows by Azadeh Moaveni

Fentanyl, Inc. by Ben Westhoff

Pills, Powder, and Smoke by Antony Loewenstein

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Tuesday (12 Nov):
Future you starts today

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$300 voucher for your very own tattoo from Crucible Tattoo Co

3-month coffee subscription from Wide Open Road

Double-pass to La Mama Theatre – with drinks!

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A very exciting TLB pack, including current issue of The Lifted Brow and Blak Brow, and the following Brow books:

Balancing acts: women in sport

Lawschool by Benjamin and Jenny Phang

The best of the Lifted Brow Vol 2

Going postal: more than ‘yes’ or ‘no’

Plus the following A+ selection of books and journals:

Insomniac city by Bill Hayes

Nothing new by Robyn Annear

A copy of Westerly 64.1

Fashioned from nature edited by Edwina Ehrman

Art: a definitive visual guide edited by Andrew Graham-Dixon

Framed print of Sam Wallman’s cover of Overland #236

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Wednesday (13 Nov):
Drunk Future

(like Drunk History, but forward-looking)

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One-year wine subscription to Good Pair Days (that’s three bottles of wine shipped to your door each month!)

Double pass to Ensemble Theatre’s Black Cockatoo

One-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Some fantastic books:

The breeding season by Amanda Niehaus

The return by Philip Salom

Fortune by Lenny Bartulin

The time is now, Monica Sparrow by Matt Howard

I always find you John Ajvide Lindqvist

Storytime by Jane Sullivan

The Warming by Craig Ensor

Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

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Thursday (14 Nov):
Switch on

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One midweek escape spa package at the Peninsula Hot Springs (VIC) – includes geothermal bathing and a 45-minute facial or massage

Two double passes to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘Show of the Year 2019’

A $50 voucher to spend at Mountain Goat Brewery

A $30 voucher to spend at the North Melbourne bookstore

Double-pass to La Mama Theatre – with drinks!

One ticket to the School of Life Social Event

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

So many amazing books and periodicals!

Manmade wonders of the world foreword by Dan Cruickshank

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

A superior spectre by Angela Meyer

Close to home by Alice Pung

Freeman’s: California by John Freeman, Ed.

The house of Islam by Ed Husain

Diving into glass by Caro Llewellyn

Apparently by Joanne Burns

Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

A copy of Westerly 64.1

Greetings from Bury Park Sarfraz Manzoor

Black Inc.’s Writers on Writers series:

Nam Le on David Malouf

Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White

Ceridwen Dovey on JM Coetzee

Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazzard

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Final day (15 Nov):
Engineer Garin’s Fri-Day

Dedicated to the writers and artists who make works
that become blueprints for inventors

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One-year subscription to Scrivener

Double mini-pass to Melbourne Cinémathèque

A workshop at Laneway Learning

Two double-passes to La Mama Theatre – with drinks! (for a group of four! Or for two different shows!)

One-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A Better Read Than Dead book pack:

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

Turned On by Kate Devlin

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Old Lie by Claire G Coleman

The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

How To Be a Dictator by Frank Dikötter

Still more books and periodicals: 

Every copy of Gargouille – The story so far, issues 1–10

A copy of Westerly 64.1

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Flood damages by Eunice Andrada

To Obama: With love, joy, hate and despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Heart of the grass tree by Molly Murn

Women rowing north by Mary Pipher

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Regional prizes

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Australian Capital Territory

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One-year print subscription to ABR

One-year membership to ACT Writers Centre

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

These excellent titles:

Fern road by Angshu Dasgupta

Hearing Maud by Jessica White

White tears / Brown scars by Ruby Hamad

The divers’ game by Jesse Ball

The Kowloon kid: a Hong Kong childhood by Phil Brown

The seven necessary sins for women and girls by Mona Eltahawy

Don’t hide the madness William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg

Karl, the universe and everything by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Rogue Intensities by Angela Rockel

Westerly 64.1

The full catastrophe by Rebecca Huntley and Sarah MacDonald

Welcome to country by Marcia Langton

The corset by Laura Purcell

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New South Wales

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A pottery class for you and your friend at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills

One-year subscription to Westerly

Double pass to Griffin Theatre Company

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A selection of terrific titles:

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson

Xi Jinping: The Backlash by Richard McGregor

Carte Blanche by Thom Sullivan

The recipe by Josh Emmett

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

Turn left at Venus by Inez Baranay

Poster Boy by Peter Drew

The fireflies of Autumn by Moreno Giovannoni

Suburbia by Jeremy Chambers

Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State by Brian Toohey

The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling

Ian Fairweather: A Life in Letters edited by Claire Roberts and John Thompson

James Hardy Vaux’s 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang and Other Impolite Terms as Used by the Convicts of the British Colonies of Australia by Simon Barnard

 

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Northern Territory

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One-year subscription to Griffith Review

$50 voucher to Avid Reader (to be spent in store or online)

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

The Archer pack, including a Pride flag and issues four, five, six and twelve

A number of brilliant books and collections:

Street art by lonely planet

Here until August by Josephine Rowe

Milk teeth by Rae White

Heart by Sandeep Jauhar

City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham

On the other side of freedom by DeRay McKesson

Crow college: New and selected poems  by Emma Lew

The debutante divorcée by Plum Sykes

Somebody I use to know by Wendy Mitchell

Secret by Brian Toohey

Down and out in paradise by Luke Williams

A constant hum by Alice Bishop

On drugs by Chris Fleming

Morning glory on the vine by Joni Mitchell

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Queensland

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Double pass to Wake in fright at HOTA (Home of the Arts, Gold Coast)

$50 voucher to Avid Reader (to be spent in store or online)

One-year subscription to Voiceworks

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

The following excellent titles:

Growing up queer in Australia edited by Benjamin Law

Growing up Asian in Australia edited by Alice Pung

Arab Australian Other edited by Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sara Saleh

Secret by Brian Toohey

The art of kindness by Meredith Gaston

On the other side of freedom by Deray McKesson

White tears / Brown scars by Ruby Hamad

Hollow Earth by John Kinsella

Exploded view by Carrie Tiffany

Amnesia Findings by Anna Jacobson

The house of Youssef by Yumna Kassab

The joy of high places by Patti Miller

Sludge by Susan Lawrence and Peter Davies

Quentin Tarantino by Ian Nathan

The last elephants by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell

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South Australia

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A class for two at Studio Vino – Adelaide’s paint and sip studio

One-year membership to Writers SA

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A very exciting TLB pack, including current issue of The Lifted Brow and Blak Brow, and the following Brow books:

Balancing acts: women in sport

Lawschool by Benjamin and Jenny Phang

The best of the Lifted Brow Vol 2

Going postal: more than ‘yes’ or ‘no’

A selection of brilliant new titles:

Lucky ticket by Joey Bui

Penny Wong by Margaret Simons

Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Bruny by Heather Rose

The Kabul Peace House by Mark Isaacs

White tears / Brown scars by Ruby Hamad

Unseen London by Mark Daly; photos by Peter Dazeley

Intimate antipathies by Luke Carman

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Tasmania

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A beekeeping workshop and a copy of Bee AgSkills – A practical guide to farm skills from Bee Sustainable

$100 voucher for the 2020 Melbourne International Film Festival

One-year subscription to Meanjin

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Many excellent books:

Books that saved my life by Michael McGirr

Poems far and wide by John Jenkins

Engelboc by Robet DiNapoli

The flight of birds by Joshua Lobb

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The good, the bad and the unlikely by Mungo MacCallum

The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner

Greek to me by Mary Norris

Things nobody knows but me by Amra Pajalic

White tears / Brown scars by Ruby Hamad

Hell of a Time: An Australian Soldier’s Diary of the Great War by Philip Owen Ayton

Transformations by Vanessa Finney

The landscape by Don McCullin

 

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Victoria

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One-year membership to Writers Victoria

Double-pass to La Mama Theatre – with drinks!

A workshop at Laneway Learning

A PBS (106.7FM) Proud Membership

Double pass to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘Show of the Year 2019’

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A range of must-have books and collections:

The house of Youssef by Yumna Kassab

Falter­ by Bill McKibben

Fixed It by Jane Gilmore

Crow College: New and Selected Poems by Emma Lew

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre

Growing up African in Australia

Everywhere everything everyone by Katy Warner

Field of Poppies by Carmel Bird

Greetings from Bury Park  by Sarfraz Manzoor

Unconiditonal Love by Jocelyn Moorhouse

Timestamps by Sofie Westcombe

The heart’s ground by Julia Hamer

Little Stones by Elizabeth Kuiper

Poster Boy by Peter Drew

Aqua Spinach by Luke Beesley

Enfolded in the wings of a great darkness by Peter Boyle

Talk of Treasure by Jane Carswell

Southerly: Violence 78/3

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Western Australia

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One-year digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

One-year subscription to Southerly

One-year subscription to Crikey

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A selection of terrific recent titles:

Orchid & the wasp by Caoilinn Hughes

Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry by Leah Garcés

Paris or die  by Jayne Tuttle

Real differences by SL Lim

The politics of the common good by Jane R Goodall

James Hardy Vaux’s 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang and Other Impolite Terms as Used by the Convicts of the British Colonies of Australia by Simon Barnard

Salt by Bruce Pascoe

Islands by Peggy Frew

Westerly 64.1

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia by Tim Bonyhady

Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Hare’s fur by Trevor Shearston

Birth plan by LK Holt

To the lions by Holly Watt

The flower girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Twin Peaks: the final dossier by Mark Frost

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New Zealand

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Ten tickets for two to the Auckland Writers Festival – plus opening gala tickets!

Digital subscription to Kill Your Darlings, plus a copy of KYD’s New Australian Fiction

One-year subscription to Crikey

Limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

And many excellent books:

Lost collections by Johann Hari

Mother of pearl by Angela Savage

Secret by Brian Toohey

Nothing new by Robyn Annear

Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor

White tears / Brown scars by Ruby Hamad

Love factually: The science of who, how & why we love by Laura Mucha

The sea & us by Catherine de Saint Phalle

Freeman’s: California edited by John Freeman

Solid air: Australian and New Zealand spoken word edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu

On drugs by Chris Fleming

The river capture by Mary Costello

 

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