Topic archives: Sleepers Publishing

Guest review: Alice Robinson on John Tesarsch’s <i>The Philanthropist</i>

Guest review: Alice Robinson on John Tesarsch’s The Philanthropist

November 3, 2010 9

Sleepers Publishing November 2010, 9781740669979 (Aus) reviewed by Alice Robinson John Tesarsch’s accomplished first novel The Philanthropist is a book about parents and children. It is about what we pass on, and what we inherit in turn. ‘The best thing a father can do, of course, is be there for his children. I wasn’t, because […]

‘What is a short story?’ Jon Bauer’s <i>Sleepers Almanac</i> and app launch speech

‘What is a short story?’ Jon Bauer’s Sleepers Almanac and app launch speech

September 3, 2010 1

Last night, author Jon Bauer (Rocks in the Belly, Scribe) launched the sixth Sleepers Almanac and the new Sleepers literary app at the Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, Melbourne. I thought his speech was wonderful, so with Jon’s kind permission, here it is for you all to read: Have you ever had that moment on a […]

<i>The Danger Game</i> by Kalinda Ashton

The Danger Game by Kalinda Ashton

July 30, 2009 12

Sleepers Publishing August 2009, Australia 9781740668132 Three children – one insular, one bold, and one stubborn and growing – dare each other to undertake dangerous or humiliating tasks in the ‘danger game’. Their lives are daring enough, with an unstable father and a mother on-edge, and mature secrets inside each of their little heads. Only two of […]

<i>Things We Didn’t See Coming</i> by Steven Amsterdam

Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam

March 4, 2009 8

Sleepers Publishing, 9781740667012, 2009 (Aus, US) Things We Didn’t See Coming is a series of vignettes, from different stages of the unnamed protagonist’s life in a dystopian alterno-present/future. It is a post-apocalyptic story, but told in a hard-boiled, yet highly resonant literary style. The sentences are sharp, the character is hard and the environment is […]