Folks, today's the day! That's right: The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two is now available at bookstores around the country (check out this list of our favourite stockists). You can also buy copies online from Readings or Avid Reader or Dymocks, or even direct from us. And for the digitally inclined, ebook versions are available here. However you do it, get yer mitts on a copy – and do so fast, as we haven't exactly printed a million of these.
The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two collects the very best fiction, non-fiction and poetry from the last five years of The Lifted Brow magazine. If you're looking for an entry point into our mag and all that we do, you're not going to find a better one than this. Inside you discover work from writers like Fiona Wright, Eileen Myles, Paola Balla, Peter Polites, Ellena Savage, Wayne Macauley, Margo Lanagan, Upulie Divisekera, Darren Hanlon, Danez Smith, and Margaret Atwood.
Also, great news for folks in Brisbane and Melbourne: we're having two launches to celebrate the release of this special book:
Melbourne's event will be held at Readings Carlton on November 9. The book will be launched by the inimitable Toni Jordan and attendees will be treated to readings by Khalid Warsame, Paola Balla and Zora Sanders.
Brisbane's event will take place in Avid Reader on November 16. Chris Currie will be our distinguished launcher and there will be readings from the book by Sam George-Allen and an actor playing Chris Somerville, plus an emerging writers reading salon programmed by Queensland Writer's Centre.
Join us in welcoming this book into the world! And do please grab yourself and/or a loved one a copy.
The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two celebrates five more years of the most idiosyncratic literary journal from Australia. The anthology includes essays on queer life, Aboriginal history, and the adult industry, as well as fiction that rewrites the Australian literary canon and poetry from some of the world’s best.
Volume Two features distinguished names from Australia and the world, and also features the winner of the inaugural Prize for Experimental Nonfiction, several acclaimed longform essays, plus writing from Brow Books authors Briohny Doyle (The Island Will Sink, 2016) and Shaun Prescott (The Town, 2017).
This book is a perfect entry-point into the most interesting elements of Australia’s current literary culture. Volume Two is diverse, exciting, and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions – an eclectic and significant collection that captures the sharp sense of humour and experimental sensibility for which the magazine is best known.
Volume Two is a follow-up to The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume One (2013) which collected the best work from the first five years of The Lifted Brow magazine.