Edition 66

The Light Ascending –
The Novella Project VII

  • Published 5th November, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781925773804
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Griffith Review presents its annual showcase of the country’s leading writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The Light Ascending features new work from Holly RinglandJulienne van LoonMirandi RiwoeAllanah HuntKrissy Kneen and Pat Hoffie, as well as inspiring new work from Australia’s leading poets.

The residents of a seaside town find their dreams perturbed after a young woman serves them candies at the local market; an Aboriginal family is forced to deal with the consequences of the death of a loved one in custody; the model for a celebrated canvas by Paul Gauguin reveals the harsh undertone of exploitation behind the artist’s work; a woman experiencing a post-accident coma ebbs back and forth through the currents of her life.

Edited by Ashley HayGriffith Review 66: The Light Ascending – The Novella Project VII presents new work that challenges, celebrates, questions and critiques.

Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending – The Novella Project VII is published with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and Australia Council for the Arts.


Listen to Editor Ashley Hay read ‘In the small hours: Stories from madrugada’.

Listen to Editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Nick Earls, Mirandi Riwoe and Holden Sheppard to talk all things novella.

In this Edition

The market seller

For as long as she could, Emily hung back among the shelves of her shop. Being near books was one of the few things that truly comforted her. Her love of fairytales in particular, for the hope in darkness within them, had been the reason she’d started her market bookshop after Robert left her with barely anything following their divorce. Emily picked up a Victorian anthology of fairytales and poems, ran her fingertips along its edges, thinking of all the ways second chances might arrive in a life. Of how much she had to offer someone, how much love she had to give, if only she could find the courage.

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