Mirandi Riwoe’s novella The Fish Girl (Brio Books, 2018) won Seizure’s Viva la Novella V and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and in the fiction category at the Queensland Literary Awards. Her novel Stone Sky Gold Mountain will be published next year by UQP. She is the author of two crime novels, and is prose editor of Peril Magazine. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Review of Australian Fiction and Best Summer Stories. Her story ‘Gold Mountain Woman’ was published in Griffith Review 61: Who We Are.
Annah the Javanese
FictionPol drags the chair near, steps up onto it to hammer a nail into the wall above the mantelpiece. He squats to lift a painting of a woman seated in a rocking chair. As he attaches it to the wall, Annah steps back, enraptured by the languid lines of the woman, her black hair, her cinnamon skin, which is the same shade as Annah’s own. The woman’s dress is as red as a nutmeg’s lacy mace. Her bare foot reaches from beneath its folds.
Gold mountain woman
FictionOn the first Sunday of our summer-reading program, Griffith Review shines a spotlight on Mirandi Riwoe’s ‘Gold mountain woman’, published this year in Griffith Review 61: Who We Are. Set predominately in North Queensland during the gold rush of the...