Defying Doomsday

Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench

An anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the ‘fittest’ who survive – it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost.

The Big Black Thing


The Big Black Thing: Chapter 1 is the first issue in a new series of prose and poetry by emerging and established writers from Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Growing Up Asian in Australia

Alice Pung (ed)

Asian-Australians have often been written about by outsiders, as outsiders. In this collection by well-known and emerging writers they tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. Tales of leaving home, falling in love, coming out and finding one’s feet show us what it is really like to grow up Asian, and Australian.

Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia

Demet Divaroren, Amra Pajalic (eds)

In this book, famous and not-so-famous Muslim Australians tell their stories in their own voices. The beard, the hijab, the migrant – these are all familiar images associated with Muslim people. But delve deeper and there are many other stories.

Dark Dreams: Australian refugee stories by young writers aged 11–20 years

Sonja Dechian, Heather Millar, Eva Sallis (eds)

This unique anthology of essays, interviews, and stories is written by children and young adults. The stories are the finest of hundreds collected through a nationwide schools competition in 2002. The essays and stories represent many different countries and themes.