Griffith Review 67:
Matters of Trust


As trust in our most familiar institutions crumbles does this represent a failure, or an opportunity for new forms of organisation to emerge? Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust features new work from Anne Tiernan, David Ritter, Cameron Muir and Jenny Hocking.




2020: The year of reckoning,
not reconciliation

'Being honest about our past means having this difficult conversation, and it raises the question: is Australia ready for reckoning, not reconciliation?'

In an early online exclusive for Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust, published 4 February, Teela Reid explains why 2020 needs to be the year we reckon, not reconcile, with Australia’s past.

Read the online exclusive here. 


Image credit: John Janson-Moore
The Novella Project VIII –<br>Submissions now open!

The Novella Project VIII –
Submissions now open!

Griffith Review's 2020 novella competition is now open! We're seeking work that celebrates the uplifting moments that can illuminate lives.

More details on the edition available here.

Submit your work here.

Competition closes: 31 March 2020
Publication date: 3 November 2020

Louise Zhang, Slosh Samples #2 2014 [detail]


Submissions open –
The European Exchange

Griffith Review seeks new work that illuminates the evolving connections between Europe and Australia – work that asks not only how Europe speaks to the rest of the world, but how the rest of the world speaks back.

Submissions close: 2 March 2020
Publication date: 4 August 2020

More information is available here.

Cover image: Yury Avi, Piece of the Sky 2008

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From our first experiences to our last, institutions structure our world – but in recent years even the most entrenched of institutions are seemingly on the edge of implosion.

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