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Tuesday 12 November 2019
Arts Books

lip lit: guest house for young widows: among the women of ISIS

Aisling Philippa
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Journalist-cum-author Azadeh Moaveni commands a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Middle Eastern politics and ideology, and it shines in her latest offering, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS. This narrative non-fiction is written as a pastiche of sorts, vividly painting a picture of the journeys many Muslim women followed…
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Thursday 10 October 2019
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lip lit: being mean

Eliza Graves-Browne
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CW: sexual abuse, child abuse The honesty of Patricia Eagle’s Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival is at times a painful and difficult read. The book chronicles Patricia’s life in vignettes from the ages of four to sixty-five, with chapters presented chronologically. The early chapters relay her experiences of child sexual abuse,…
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Wednesday 21 August 2019
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lip lit: from here on, monsters

Kaylia Payne
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From Here On, Monsters is Elizabeth Bryer’s debut novel. Having been published in Meanjin, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings and Overland (to name just a few), as well as having worked as the inaugural translation editor for The Lifted Brow, Bryer is no stranger to the Australian literary scene. This shows in her writing, which…
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Monday 15 July 2019
Arts

meet the winners of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “limpet teeth” by jane o’sullivan

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Jane O’Sullivan’s story, Limpet Teeth, won the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Jane, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning this year’s RFP for Fiction, Jane! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I work as an art writer so I spend a lot of time interviewing…
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Monday 15 July 2019
Arts

meet the winners of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “the body remembers” by rae white

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Rae White’s story, The Body Remembers, placed second in the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Rae, plus their award-winning story! Congratulations on placing 2nd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Rae! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a non-binary writer (primarily a poet) and I edit…
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Monday 15 July 2019
Arts

meet the winners of the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “how to cook pho” by emily dang

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Emily Dang’s story, How to Cook Pho, placed third in the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 3rd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Emily! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Thank you! I’m a young Vietnamese-Australian writer, artist…
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Sunday 30 June 2019
Featured Memoir

this is where women come to hide: my experience of homelessness as a result of domestic violence

Sarah Thompson
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CN: domestic violence, homelessness On a rainy winter’s afternoon, I stuffed as many of the clothes I owned into a tired, oversized blue and red laundry bag. One handle had busted off, and the zipper was long gone. I lugged it down the concrete stairs of the apartment I was living in like a dead…
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Wednesday 26 June 2019
Arts

the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners announced!

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We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Jane O’Sullivan for her story Limpet Teeth. Jane receives a $1000 cash prize, a 12-month membership to Kill Your Darlings, and a collection of books courtesy of our sponsors. The 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction was judged…
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Monday 17 June 2019
Featured Opinion

why i’ll never regret my abortion

Sarah Thompson
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In 2009 I broke the law in NSW and had an abortion. It was not a decision I made lightly. I discovered I was pregnant and carrying the child of my then-boyfriend, who was someone I deeply cared for. But we weren’t in love. At 27, I was at an age when many women I…
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Wednesday 12 June 2019
Arts Featured

the 2019 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip Team is thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2019 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. A huge thank you to everyone who sent us their stories – you made our job tough this year! We extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. Inheritance – Elizabeth Flux How to Cook Pho – Emily Dang…
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Friday 24 May 2019
Arts Books Featured

interview: penelope hanley, author of ‘after she left’

Kaylia Payne
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Kaylia Payne chats with author Penelope Hanley about feminism, writing, and her latest novel, ‘After She Left‘. * How long did it take to write After She Left? Probably about two years altogether but it was spread over a much longer time because usually I’m working full time and it’s too hard to write much fiction….
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Thursday 23 May 2019
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lip lit: after she left

Kaylia Payne
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After She Left follows three generations of women across a span of five decades, utilising the characters and time periods within the novel to explore different facets of feminism. The story begins by introducing one of the three main characters, Deirdre, a free-spirited artist who emigrates from Ireland to Sydney in the 1930s after falling…
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Monday 6 May 2019
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lip lit: baby

Danielle Croci
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 “It’s got Baby written in wispy orange lettering on the side. It’s bluish-white, with dirty bits at the water line, and the sea clinging at its little hips like low-waisted pants. There are bigger boats around it, but Baby catches the sun better… “Baby appears gradually from behind all the bigger, more robust boats, dancing…
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Tuesday 23 April 2019
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giveaway: the doll factory by elizabeth macneal

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The Doll Factory is the intoxicating story of a young woman who aspires to be an artist, and the man whose obsession may destroy her world for ever. The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is a powerful story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in…
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