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5.5.17 Anna named guest editor of Overland’s special fiction edition “OUR HOUR”

“For this issue, we are looking for writers’ own stories about identity, perception, perspective and reality. This might mean stories of home, displacement, gender, race, physicality, ability, dysphoria, illness, altered states, or any other experience realised in your fiction. Send in stories that have listened, and that require listening to.”

30.3.17 The Gulf gets four stars from Books + Publishing

    Reviewer Lorien Kaye says: “Anna Spargo-Ryan returns with another impressive novel that will have readers feeling every emotion experienced by the beautifully written characters.” (paywalled) 

16.3.17 The Paper House longlisted by ABIA

I’m so delighted that The Paper House has been longlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, alongside the most wonderful group of other books and authors.

19.12.16 “The Suicide Gene” WINS the inaugural Horne Prize

I mean, holy shit, I won! With so much gratitude to the other brilliant shortlistees, the incredible judges, The Saturday Paper, Aesop, my wonderful sister who accepted the award on my behalf, and everyone who’s ever read anything of mine.

1.12.16 “The Suicide Gene” shortlisted for the inaugural Horne Prize

I couldn’t be more excited to announce that my essay is one of five shortlisted for The Horne Prize, a “major essay prize” from The Saturday Paper and Aesop.

21.10.16 “How to Love Football” included in 2016 Best Australian Essays

What a great thrill to have this piece (originally in From the Outer) included alongside writers like Helen Garner, Fiona Wright, Richard Flanagan and Clive James!

20.10.16 Anna’s new novel to be published by Picador

I’m so excited to work with Picador’s new publisher, Geordie Williamson, on my second novel The Gulf, out in mid-2017.

16.9.16 Hannah Kent in conversation with Anna Spargo-Ryan

I’m very excited to be speaking with Hannah about her new book, The Good People, in Beaumaris on October 19 at 7:30pm. SOLD OUT.

16.7.16 The Weekend Australian review

Australian fiction: from fractured families to cli-fi
Three new Australian books reviewed (including mine!)

13.7.16 On Writing Podcast with Joshua Pomare

We talked about writing, poetics, mental illness and the combination of all these things.

1.7.16 book-plate – The Paper House and banana bread

A really wonderful review from Kylie Maslen at book-plate.

25.6.16 The Age / Sydney Morning Herald review

A very generous review of The Paper House from Gretchen Shirm, author of Where the Light Falls.