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‘I believe the novella is the perfect form of prose fiction. It is the beautiful daughter of a rambling, bloated, ill-shaven giant (but a giant who’s a genius on his best days). And this child is the means by which many first know our greatest writers…’ Ian McEwan
In 2012, Griffith Review 38: The Novella Project relaunched the novella in Australia. It gave Australian and New Zealand authors a platform in the revival of the form in the English language.
Griffith Review 46: Forgotten Stories—The Novella Project II was a confronting, moving and provocative collection of five novellas with a historical dimension.
Griffith Review 50: Tall Tales Short—The Novella Project III features five novellas selected from a nationwide competition, blind-judged by Cate Kennedy, Jacqueline Blanchard and Brian Johns. Contributors are Tony Davis, Nick Earls, Helen Gildfind, Catherine McKinnon and Madeleine Watts.
Griffith Review 50: Tall Tales Short—The Novella Project III promises to be the best collection so far of this exciting form.
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