I’ve been invited to give an (ArtsSA funded) guest lecture in ‘Short Stories and Their Writers’ course next semester. The topic I’m to wax poetic about for 50 mins?
Does ‘new’ writing interrogate paradoxes, demarcations, exclusions, margins or peripheries?
How new is new? When is new? How long can new be new?
How do we recognise writing that leaps into its own and that crackles with ‘now’? Who decides?