We are so excited to announce the forthcoming Brow Books title The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two, which will be published in Australia in November. Collecting the best fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in the last five years of The Lifted Brow magazine, this collection is a follow up to The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume One, which was published in 2013 and anthologised the best work from the first five years.

About the book

The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two celebrates five more years of the most idiosyncratic literary journal in Australia. The anthology features essays on queer life, Aboriginal history, and the adult industry, fiction that rewrites the Australian literary canon, and poetry from some of the world’s best. Volume Two is an eclectic and significant collection that captures the sharp sense of humour and experimental sensibility for which our magazine is best known.

Volume Two includes distinguished names from Australia and the world, including Fiona Wright, Eileen Myles, Peter Polites, Margo Lanagan, Darren Hanlon, Upulie Divisekera, Ryan O’Neill, Paola Balla, and Margaret Atwood, and a brand new foreword from Australian cultural critic Amy Gray.

A perfect entry-point into the most interesting elements of Australia’s current literary culture, The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two is diverse, exciting, and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions.

Out November 2017. Pre-order a copy here.


Check out the other titles from TLB’s new book publishing imprint, Brow Books.