Hey, Utopia!

What are the possibilities and pitfalls of imagining a better future?

Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! explores the ramifications of Thomas More's term in a range of contexts: the possible and the improbable, the out of reach and almost realised.



Submissions open for Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves

Submissions open for Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves

Education never ends, as Sherlock Holmes once told Watson – but where does it begin? And how many different paths can we take on the journey to knowledge?

Submissions are open now for Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves. Find out more here and submit via Submittable by 31 August 2021.


Image credit: Shaun Tan, On My Way to Paradise 
Snake of Light

Snake of Light

'Headlights curving round the S-bends like a snake of light gliding towards some undefined prey. He blew smoke out the window, humming to himself, and the moon shone full in the belly of the night.'

Listen to poet, musician and self-proclaimed mischief-maker Loki Liddle read aloud 'Snake of Light', his short story that features in our current edition, States of Mind.

2021 Nature Writing Prize

2021 Nature Writing Prize

'Now, above the once-multicoloured land from which it rises, the watergaw can seem the broken shaft of a cultural and metaphysical message, a dray or chariot ascending but stalled mid-sky, and thereby implying not only the fall but a definitively tragic landing on hard, hoof-compacted, colour-leached, colonial ground.'

Listen to award-winning author Gregory Day read aloud 'The watergaw', the essay that won him The Nature Conservancy Australia's 2021 Nature Writing Prize.

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Hey, Utopia!
Visiting utopias old and new, near and far, Hey, Utopia! explores the possibilities and pitfalls of imagining a better future. Where will it take us next? And do we even want to go there?

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