Unearthed: the last remaining copies of ‘The Best of The Lifted Brow, Volume One′


We just found hidden and buried under piles of Brow back issues 1 x small box of The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume One. What secret delights disorganisation can bring!

This anthology has been marked as ‘sold out’ in our shop for yonks. But no longer. For a limited time only (for as long as they take to really truly madly deeply actually sell out again) there are copies available of The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume One

If you’re one of those people who’ve pleaded with us over the past couple of years to please magically find a copy: your wish is now answered. 


“If the quality of a literary magazine’s best short fiction is an index of excellence, this collection should leave no one in doubt of either The Lifted Brow’s ambitions, nor of its track record in realising them.”
Australian Book Review

“This 'best of’ edition condenses highlights from their first five years into paperback form. It opens with Michaela McGuire’s triumphant fuck you to menial employment in a Brisbane casino, then moves through 230 or so pages of bone-welted hearts, cancer comedy, 'Women of Mystery’, modern religious philosophy and 'Yogurt Guzzling Guar Gum Sluts’. Next time you’re convinced the world is full of morons with no interest in probing what 21st-century life feels like, pick up a copy and have a read.”
The Thousands

The Lifted Brow has long been one of my favourite Australian literary publications; reading an anthology of their best pieces before anyone else had a chance to was easily the greatest task I’ve ever been set”
Lip magazine

“Some really great shit in here. The Lifted Brow is a small aussie literary journal btw.”
'John’, over at Goodreads


The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume One celebrates five years (2007-2012) 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. Also included are pieces from David Foster Wallace, Karen Russell, Heidi Julavits, Jim Shepard, and more.


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


Grab a copy before they sell out (again).