How to keep up? It’s simple. Once a month, head on down to The Next Big Thing, where you will hear from and meet four exciting new authors, and maybe a few who’ve been around for a while but haven’t had the exposure they deserve. These are the literary stars of tomorrow. Come and hear from them today.
Elisabeth Murray is a poet and fiction writer from Sydney. As part of Express Media’s Hologram initiative, her novella The Loud Earth is published this month.
Angela Meyer is an editor, journalist and fiction writer who has appeared at many literary festivals around Australia. Her collection of flash fiction, Captives, is out this month.
Pierz Newton-John is a fiction writer and former psychotherapist. One of the founding members of The School of Life Melbourne, his short-story collection is Fault Lines.
Emily Bitto is a fiction writer and teacher. Her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and is released this month.
Pierz Newton-John is a writer, web developer and former psychotherapist. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life Melbourne. His critically acclaimed short-story collection Fault Lines, exploring themes of masculinity, alienation and relationship fracture in contemporary Australia, was published by Spineless Wonders in March 2012.
Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer. Her work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, the Australian, Seizure, The Big Issue and many others, and her blog LiteraryMinded has been running for six years, including for three years on Crikey.com.
Emily Bitto has a Masters in Literature and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and will be published by Affirm Press in May 2014.
Elizabeth Kuiper has loved to write for as long as she can remember, her first story being the adventures of a talking bicycle. (rodneyvc)