The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. Sponsored by the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College, the prize alternates each year between fiction and poetry; this year’s prize is for the best short story (up to 3000 words) by an Indigenous writer under 30.
We have come to rely on the dead to offer clarity about who we are and what we will become. We make them work overtime to sate our curiosities and pacify our fears.
Overland is seeking a new editor, and for the first time in its history, the magazine is advertising the position.
While anti-racists and progressives would not shed a tear for any far-right personality who has had their visa denied or revoked, it is problematic to rely on the discretion of the Immigration Minister to regulate who is allowed into the country based on their politics.
Murray leaves a legacy of strong writing which, like much Australian literature, is tainted by indefensible principles and politics.