Collisions - Fictions of the Future, a LIMINAL Anthology
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About The Event
About the event:
Collisions: Fictions of the Future, a LIMINAL Anthology features emerging and established Indigenous writers and writers of colour, longlisted for the inaugural LIMINAL Fiction Prize 2019. The Prize – the first of its kind in Australia – sought fiction loosely themed around ‘the future’ and was judged by Julie Koh, Evelyn Araluen and Brian Castro. The resulting collection of genre-defying stories is essential reading for those invested in the future of fiction and the future of our shared world.
Three of the featured writers, Mykaela Saunders, Claire Cao and Naima Ibrahim will appear in-conversation with Peter Polites.
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This event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.
About the book:
‘This exceptional collection is by parts insightful, hopeful, disquieting, provoking and deeply, quietly moving – but mainly it’s a dazzling display of literary talent. We are honoured to be partnering with the LIMINAL team to showcase these remarkable stories.’ Pantera Publisher Lex Hirst
A tense dinner party is held amid an impending climate catastrophe. A father leases his backyard out to a cemetery. Activists plan an attack on ASIO drones in a shock-jock run government. A voyeur finds herself caught in time. These stories are sites for collisions: against eurocentric ideals, against narrow concepts of excellence, against stagnant ideas of the world to come. Collisions features authors including Claire G. Coleman, Elizabeth Flux, Bobuq Sayed, Mykaela Saunders, Eda Günaydın, Naima Ibrahim and the 2019 prize-winner, Bryant Apolonio.
Editor Leah Jing McIntosh said, ‘I’m so thrilled to be publishing Collisions with Pantera Press. It feels strange to be making anything in 2020, but as we contemplate our shared future, it feels necessary to listen to and engage with new perspectives. This book is by turns a reprieve, an imagining, and an examination of our times.’
About the authors:
Mykaela Saunders is a Koori and Lebanese writer, teacher, community researcher, and performer, and is also working-class and queer. Of Darug ancestry, Mykaela belongs to the Bundjalung community of Tweed Heads.
Claire Cao is a writer, critic and film-lover from Western Sydney. She edits for Voiceworks and is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. You can check out her work in The Lifted Brow, SBS Voices, Rough Cut and Running Dog.
Naima Ibrahim is a writer based in Sydney. Her work has appeared in Sweatshop Women: Volume One, This Little Red Thing and ZineWest. Naima was shortlisted for the 2018 Monash Prize in Creative Writing and was the winner of the 2019 Zinewest Writing Competition. She is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement.
About the moderator:
Peter Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney. As part of the SWEATSHOP writers collective, Peter has written and performed pieces all over Australia. His first novel, Down the Hume, was shortlisted for a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2017. The Pillars is his second novel.
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