Sophie Cunningham is Meanjin's new (and eighth) editor but the footsteps that will take Meanjin forward are those laid down by Clem Christesen, the journal's founding editor, in 1940. Christesen once said he wanted Meanjin to "make clear the connection between literature and politics". So does Cunningham: "Let's see where those footsteps take us next."
In the September edition of Meanjin, Georgia Blain talks about life-writing, Joseph Person considers Don Watson's American Journeys in light of the American primaries; Noam Shoan describes his recent imprisonment – for spraying graffiti; Mike Pottenger considers the economics of the group household; Mel Campbell buys a leather jacket; David Nichols defends the suburbs and John Van Tigglen hangs with the twitchers up in Cooktown. Fiction includes newcomers Abigail Ulman, Luke Stickels and Caroline Lee, and one from the master: Alex Miller.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2008
- 234 x 153mm