Romy Ash’s first novel Floundering (Text, 2012) was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, Prime Minister’s Award, Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, Dobbie Award and long-listed for the Stella Prize. She has been anthologised in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. She has written for the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and The Big Issue among others. Her work has previously appeared in Griffith Review 34, 36 and 39.
On ‘Grace’, by Robert Drewe
EssayTHE ‘SOCIAL REALIST novel’ that Robert Drewe quite deliberately set out to write with Grace could have sunk under the weight of its own ideas, were it not for the thriller foil the story is wrapped in.
Call me Al
FictionI TAKE MY shoes off at the door, step up and into slippers that are far too small. An old woman hinges at the hip, bowing, her body becoming a perfect right angle. Still bowing, she steps backwards until...