Longlisted: Peter Carey Short Story Award

Peter Carey

Pretty excited, no scrap that, bloody heaps excited to have a story long-listed for the Peter Carey Short Award. The story, “Let’s Talk Trojan Bees”, is a piece of speculative fiction in which climate changes leads to bee migration leads to right-wing conspiracy theories leads to chaos. It’ll be a part of my PhD creative artefact.

Winners/Runner-ups announced in early-June. Some prestigious writers elsewhere on the list, so chances are slim, but I just watched the Liverpool-Barcelona 2nd leg, so I ain’t giving up!

‘Why is Australian Satire So Rarely Risky?’

Charlie Pickering

In The Conversation, Robert Phiddian and I  are asking why so much Australian satire seems toothless these days, and what we can do about it. The idea for this article came out of a spontaneous conversation (Robert is my PhD supervisor), so it has found its perfect environment.

We are getting absolutely blasted in the comments section, so have a read and then tell us how stupid and left-wing cocooned we are!