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This quarter’s Griffith Review55: State of Hope focuses on South Australia and features a weighty rollcall of writers such as: Patrick Allington, Robyn Archer, Eva Hornung, Dave Graney, Kerryn Goldsworthy and Peter Stanley.
Fresh from GR55: State of Hope here is a timely essay in this world of alternate facts and post-truth, Into the Dark: What happens when ‘truthiness’ eclipses truth by Tory Shepherd.
Text has just published The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville, a beautifully written, clear-eyed investigation of the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry.
Did you know that as much as a quarter of the population suffer headaches when exposed to scent? We talk to Kate, one of Australia’s greatest writers, about the trouble with fragrance and why she decided to do something about it.
Fear, by Dirk Kurbjuweit, is a powerful new psychological thriller that exposes the evil lurking beneath the surface of civilised society.
Randolph insists he had a normal childhood, though his father kept thirty loaded guns in the house. Now he has an attractive, intelligent wife and two children, enjoys modest success as an architect and has just moved into a beautiful flat in a respectable part of Berlin. Life seems perfect—until his wife, Rebecca, meets the man living in the basement below.
Their downstairs neighbour is friendly at first, but soon he starts to frighten them—and when Randolph fails to act, the situation quickly spins out of control.
Read on for an extract from this chilling new novel.
This week we launched the gritty debut crime novel Winter Traffic by the extraordinarily talented Stephen Greenall.
Set in Sydney’s underworld in 1994, this is the story of a dead judge, a corrupt police force and a different kind of justice, from an exciting new voice in Australian literary crime.
Keep reading for an extract.
Roll up, roll up and enter our competition to win one of our new February reads! Just head to Text’s Facebook page to tell us why you would like a copy of one of the books below. The best response wins! Competition is open to AU/NZ residents. Entries close 10am AEST Friday 3 February. Winners will be notified on Facebook by 5pm.
Australia Day means many things to many people and the medium of literature enables writers to share their thoughts on our country in innumerable ways.
Text is proud to publish all its Australian authors and in particular, proud to publish its list of Text Classics—milestones in the Australian experience that we believe significantly contribute to the imaginative and literary wealth of this nation.
And in the spirit of celebrating diverse Australian experiences, we would like to present you with a list of titles from the staff at Text that best embodies Australia for each of us.
School’s Out Forever!
Okay, not really. But it’s getting closer. There’s no getting out of it. Or is there?
Try being in one of Text’s brilliant dystopian books and see how you like it. We’ve got alternative universes galore where school is just isn’t an option.
But remember, with no school comes great responsibility. Have a read of these and maybe you’ll reconsider getting out school for the day…
Tennis season is upon us and thus we're all glued to our sets (or screens!) watching that small green ball going back and forth and back and forth and...And that’s all it ever does, you know. Apart from the lets and faults and lobs and smashes and aces. Did you ever stop to think there might be other sports out there? Other activities that weren’t invented by French monks?
Since we at Text specialise in books, let us help you take your mind off the little green ball for a while and rediscover the wide world of sports.