Issue #654

Summer Fiction

What better way to while away your summer days than with The Big Issue’s annual Fiction Edition! Featuring 12 Australian writers, both well-loved and emerging, these stories will surprise, delight and set your heart soaring.

It’s a bumper edition, with extra pages, thanks to The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, so fix yourself an ice-cold drink and pull out the sun lounger, you’ve got a lot of reading to do!


Stories by:

  • Alice Pung
  • Amanda McLeod
  • Anna Spargo-Ryan
  • Aoife Clifford
  • Em Meller
  • Hannah Goldstein
  • Jim Browne
  • JM Donellan
  • Laura McPhee-Browne
  • Mandy Beaumont
  • MJ Reidy
  • Wen-Juenn Lee

Illustrated by Matthew Brazier. With special thanks to our judges, writer and critic Declan Fry and poet and former Big Issue books editor Thuy On.


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