What are the possibilities and pitfalls of imagining a better future? Hey, Utopia! explores the ramifications of Thomas More's term in a range of contexts: the possible and the improbable, the out of reach and almost realised.
Edited by Ashley Hay and featuring work by Sarah Sentilles, Thurston Moore & John Kinsella, Ellen van Neerven, Alex Cothren, Fiona Foley and Lea McInerney, Griffith Review 73 looks into visions past and present, those with potential and those that proved punishing.
Listen to Editor Ashley Hay read her introduction to Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!, 'Reframing the thought experiment'.
Listen to Editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Sarah Sentilles for Byron Writers Festival:
Produced in collaboration with Bryon Writers Festival, Sarah Sentilles talks with Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay about her latest works. They discuss her essay, ‘Creation Stories’, from Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! as well as Sarah’s new memoir Stranger Care. In this insightful discussion, Ashely and Sarah discuss many topics, including the collision between bureaucracy and love, the nature of creativity and the ability of art to change the way we see the world.
Watch the launch of Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! hosted by Avid Reader bookshop on 12 August 2021. Join contributors Julian Meyrick, Amanda Niehaus, Hugh Possingham and Amanda Tattersall – as they take a deep-dive with Ashley Hay into other ways to see the world.