'THE BEST OF THE LIFTED BROW: VOLUME ONE' — now available to purchase in our online shop

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“Since 2007, The Lifted Brow has grown into Australia’s most exciting literary magazine, publishing hot local talent like Benjamin Law, Romy Ash, and Anna Krien alongside international stars like Karen Russell, Heidi Julavits, and David Foster Wallace.

The Best of The Lifted Brow celebrates five years of sheer nerve and dangerous excess. Alongside strange, sharp fiction from Frank Moorhouse, Christos Tsiolkas, and Rick Moody, there’s personal essay and reportage that ranges wide and digs deep: Luke Ryan gets cancer twice, Michaela McGuire sabotages her casino job, Liam Pieper investigates how cocaine gets to Australia, and Alice Pung discovers just how different girls can grow up to be.”


Brow and Then (Introduction) - Ronnie Scott
Reports from the Streets of Brisbane - Michaela McGuire
Harold Holt - Chris Somerville
On Cocaine - Liam Pieper
America - Sam Cooney
Shooting Lunch - Romy Ash
Luke’s Got Cancer - Luke Ryan
Serious Adverse Events - Tao Lin
Minotaur - Jim Shepard
Cottage Gardening - Karen Russell
More Women of Mystery - Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown
Santosbrazzi Killer - Heidi Julavits
Dagger Lane - Adam Levin
Advance Praise for the “Atonement” Murders - Rick Moody
Pang - Robert Shearman
Arboretum - n a bourke
Pornography Available for Download from the United Dairy Council - Glen David Gold
From Now On All I’ll Talk About Is Light - Blake Butler
Heat! Vermin! Pestilence! - Benjamin Law
Patagonia - Benjamin Kunkel
The Dacian - Christos Tsiolkas
A New Examiner - David Foster Wallace
In a German University - Frank Moorhouse
What Are the Attributes of God? - Tom Cho
Silver Swan - Rebecca Giggs
Returning - Alice Pung
Shipwreck - Elspeth Muir
Golden Circle - Anna Krien