Generosities of Spirit –
The Novella Project VIII

Stories of inner lives, resilience and potential realised, Generosities of Spirit presents Griffith Review's annual showcase of the best of Australian new writing.



Submissions now open: Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition

Submissions now open: Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition

Calling all emerging writers: Griffith Review is approaching its seventy-fifth edition, and we want your words to help us celebrate.

Submissions are now open for our Emerging Voices competition: find out more here and submit via Submittable by 15 March 2021.

The Elemental Summer

The Elemental Summer

Griffith Review's new print and online series, The Elemental Summer, follows our unfolding climate emergency.

Featuring essays by some of Australia's leading thinkers on climate, including James Bradley, Rebecca Giggs, Bruce Pascoe, Joëlle Gergis and Tyson Yunkaporta.

A dream that cannot be denied

A dream that cannot be denied

In October 2017 the federal government rejected proposals for a Voice to Parliament called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Here, to mark the third anniversary of that rejection, Thomas Mayor, a stalwart champion of its cause, uncovers the deep roots of Aboriginal protest and resistance that fed into the Statement as he traces the long walk to Freedom Day.

Through the Window:
Community control

The pandemic’s ghastly presence is one among many sources of fear in Afghanistan, and a virus will thrive in a culture of fear, competition and suspicion. I am struck (not for the first time) by this country’s apparent commonalities with the United States – the prevalence of violence, mistrust, anger and misinformation. 

In the final instalment of our series examining the kaleidoscopic impacts of this year of the pandemic, Rachel Maher reflects on shared experiences across apparent divides.

Read the piece in full here.



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    AMONG THE FEW small objects I keep on my desk is a kinetic picture made of sand and water pressed between two panes of glass. A little larger than a postcard, it is the sort of kitsch thing that gets sold off a trestle table at a market: an eye-catch...

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