Jane Downing


Jane Downing’s stories and poetry have been published both in Australia and overseas, including in The Big Issue, Antipodes, Southerly, Island, Westerly, Overland, Canberra Times, Cordite and Best Australian Poems (2004 and 2015).

Her latest novel, The Sultan’s Daughter, is published by Obiter Publishing. She can be found at janedowning.wordpress.com



FictionTHEY WENT TO a broker. Working their way through the maze of the air market felt beyond them, if they wanted to get the best possible price. Brokers knew buyers – collectors and connoisseurs, dabblers and dilettantes. They took...

Slow and steady

EssayWHEN I GOT back to the Ministry the electricity was still down. Our open plan office was a cavernous space, quiet now without the hum of the air conditioning and the clickety-clack of the one desktop computer. The bags...

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