Sophie Overett is an award-winning writer, Queensland Literary Awards Fellow recipient, and cultural producer. Her stories have been published in Griffith Review, Going Down Swinging, Overland, The Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere. She won the 2018 AAWP Short Story Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for multiple awards including The Text Prize and The Richell Prize. She is one half of Lady Parts, a podcast about women’s roles in genre cinema, and is creator and producer of The Oscars Project, where she explores cinema history through 90 years of Academy Award nominees. You can find her at sophieoverett.com.
The things we’ll leave behind
FictionTHERE’S A LIGHT blearing hazy through the glass behind her brother’s head, the red-blue red-blue of a police car or ambulance. A fire truck. The siren whirs, sings, sets off the great, lumbering sheep dog at her father’s feet,...
FictionEASTWOOD HAD NEVER liked storms. Not the Brisbane ones anyway, which didn’t so much pour as drop. He hadn’t liked the shatter of the rain, or the hail – hard and round as golf balls – or the wind that could strip...