Got the return-to-work blues after the long-long weekend? Feeling the after effects of holiday eating binges? Well never fear, we have just the thing to pick up your spirits: we’re excited to announce that Issue Nine is launched today!
Five of the issue’s pieces are now available online for free: click through to read them.
The edition leads with Greg Foyster’s ‘The Big Pitch: Selling Advertising to the Public’ where he exposes the machinations, motivations and manipulations of the advertising industry – and how it is destroying the planet. Wayne Macauley reflects upon an alternative Australian classic The Plains, and – continuing the reflective geographical theme – Luke Meinzen writes about travel writing and his time in Mongolia.
In fiction, Toni Jordan, Krissy Kneen and Carmel Bird offer new short works with an animal-centric bent; and for our interview, we speak with the genre-bending short story writer Kelly Link. And don’t forget reviews on Paul Auster’s The New York Trilogy and a look at Nirvana’s Nevermind twenty years on.
Go forth and enjoy!