This is Not Art

October 2, 2014

What’s so great about the novel?

The novel has long been held up as the ultimate format, and publishers still seem to be stuck on it. Explore the beauty and limitations of this much loved and hated format.


Alice Grundy

Alice Grundy is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Seizure. She is currently Managing Editor of Giramondo. She has presented at various festivals and conferences and written for publications including In Other Words, Bookseller and Publisher and the Sydney Review ...

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Rebecca Jessen

Rebecca Jessen is the 2013 winner of the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author for her verse novel Gap. In 2012, Rebecca won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Her writing has been published in The Lifted Brow, Voiceworks, Stilts and ...

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Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper, poet and author from Queanbeyan. A former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and Indian Ocean Poetry Slam, he has performed extensively around the country. Omar has released three hip hop albums and two poetry books, ...

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Michele Lee

Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and author whose memoir, Banana Girl, was published by Transit Lounge in 2013. Her play ‘See How The Leaf People Run’ won an AWGIE award for Best Original Radio Play in 2013. She writes about identity, race ...

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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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Johannes Jakob

Johannes Jakob is the Victorian-based publisher and editor at Hologram, a new project by Express Media publishing novellas by writers under 30. He's the fiction editor at The Lifted Brow and a co-host of the podcast JOMAD I Heard You Like Books?

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