Romy Ash

Romy Ash’s first novel Floundering (Text, 2012) was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Prime Minister’s Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Dobbie Award, and was long-listed for the Stella Prize. She has been anthologised in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays, and has written for Griffith Review, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and The Big Issue, amongst others.



Fiction'WHAT DO YOU reckon it's about?' she says.'Yeah,' he says, looking up from his mobile for a moment, then back to the screen.'My dream,' she says, but he doesn't reply.She looks out the train window. Futons are hung out...

The Basin

FictionJESS STOOD AT the edge of the dam holding her daughter's hand. She had said they were going to the beach, but it wasn't a beach, just a flat bit of gravel that fell away to the water. The...


FictionPATRICK SWIMS THROUGH the mountains. The eddies waver them. They're the colour of oil slick. The light blushes his cheeks. He's swimming breaststroke. It's so cold he can't feel his body. There are clouds in the water too. They...

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