This is Not Art

October 2, 2014

So You've Published a Book?

Getting published is held up as final goal for writers, but what happens when it's all over? Four published authors talk about what comes next.


Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of two books — The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), both of which were nominated for Australian Book Industry Award—and is the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014).

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Luke Ryan

Luke Ryan’s debut book, 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo', was published by Affirm Press in 2014. He has written for The Vine, the Guardian, Smith Journal, Crikey, The Age and many more and is a member of The Lords of Luxury.

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Davina Bell

Davina Bell has been published in various journals and anthologies, including Best Australian Stories. She is one of the founding editors of harvest, and in 2012 her first novels for children were published as part of the Our Australian Girl series (Penguin

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J.M. Donellan

J.M. Donellan’s latest novel Killing Adonis, was published by Pantera Press. Writer, musician, slam poet, radio DJ and teacher, his debut novel A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India was the winner of the 2009 IP Picks best fiction award.

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Charlotte McConaghy

Charlotte McConaghy is the several speculative fiction series, including The Strangers of Paragor (Black Dog Books), The Chronicles of Kaya (Random Romance), and The Cure (Momentum). Originally from Armidale, she recently graduated from the Australian Film, ...

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