One sultry October morning in Darwin, hemp-wearing army wife Amy Silva grips a trembling fist around two pink lines on a plastic stick. Struggling to come to terms with her rampant fertility, disillusioned with a haughty obstetrician, and infuriated by an inordinate amount of peeing, Amy finds solace in a decision to homebirth. After all, it worked for the cavewomen, right? But as a tropical cyclone threatens to whip down the main street, Amy finds herself facing Continue reading Peace, Love and Khaki Socks→
MidnightSun has plenty of exciting things planned for 2013, but none more exciting than the publication of our next novel Peace, Love and Khaki Socks in time for Mother’s Day in May. Set in Darwin during cyclone season, this heartfelt novel gets under the skin of the army culture to the heart of how life can turn out for a young woman finding herself pregnant and unsure of how to handle it. With quirky dialogue and acute observations, Peace, Love and Khaki Socks will be guaranteed to draw you in from the first page. Continue reading Revealing the cover of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks!→
This first year has flown by for MidnightSun Publishing. We have made our fair share of mistakes, such as getting review copies out too late to important reviewers, and we have had lower visibility in the Eastern states than we would have liked. However, for the most part this year has been an absolute triumph. For our books, our writers and, most importantly, our readers. Both Zanesh and Anna have been overwhelmed by the positive reactions to their books. They have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the insightful reviews and discussing their work with Continue reading Celebrating 2012!→
There is a lot happening around the MidnightSun headquarters. Anna Solding was interviewed by Cath Kenneally at Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast on Saturday 18 August and Zanesh Catkin was interviewed on the same program a week later, on Saturday 25 August.
The MidnightSun authors have been very busy over the last couple of months. Anna was invited to talk to students and staff at The University of Adelaide in September.
She decided to talk about her writing, her PhD experience and her publishing venture in equal measure.
A couple of weeks later, Anna was invited to talk to Arts and Education students at Lincoln College about careers opportunities. It was a great night which generated some interesting questions and discussion. Continue reading No signs of slowing down→
We can’t believe that November is here and Christmas is approaching. In Adelaide, Father Christmas has arrived with the Pageant and now there are only a few more opportunities to meet our writers before they take a well-earned rest.
Zanesh Catkin and Anna Solding will be talking about queer aspects of their work in a session titled ‘Intersex and Male Lactation – A Conversation’ at the Adelaide Feast Festival on Sunday 18 Nov 3.30-4.30pm at the ANZ Hub Precinct, The Garden Lounge at Light Square. Would be great to see you there! Continue reading End of Year Fun for All→
So October has come around and MidnightSun Publishing has been really busy promoting and marketing as well as consolidating, reading manuscripts and making decisions about our next publication.
It is with great honour and excitement we can now announce that Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks will be published in May 2013. It’s a foray into more commercial territory with a story about a young woman who falls pregnant unexpectedly. It has fun, quirky dialogue and the Darwin setting creates a dramatic backdrop when a cyclone draws close. A must-read for next year! Continue reading Exciting news — another book is on its way!→
Both Anna Solding and Zanesh Catkin have been very busy lately. First they were interviewed on Writers’ Radio with Cath Kenneally. You can listen to Zanesh here. Anna’s interview is available here.
Then Anna was invited to talk to students at Marryatville Primary School during Book Week. This year, the theme was ‘Champions Read’ and Anna chose to read extracts from, and talk to the children about, Pippi Longstocking. Both sessions were inspiring and uplifting, with little Reception children showing Anna books they had created all by themselves. It was an honour to be asked and Anna enjoyed it immensely. Continue reading Keeping busy→
Zanesh Catkin was interviewed on Radio Adelaide’s Breakfast radio with Tim Brunero on Thursday 23 August 2012. Check out what the writer had to say about learning to type on his own typewriter as a young boy, about Pangamonium as an adventure novel and also hear Sue Reece read excerpts from the novel. Keep up the good work Zanesh! Next he’ll be talking to Cath Kenneally on Arts Breakfast at 10am on Saturday 25 August 2012.
Suddenly everything seems to be happening at the same time here in MidnightSun world. Anna Solding was interviewed this morning on Arts Breakfast at Radio Adelaide with Cath Kenneally. Next week it will be Zanesh Catkin’s turn. The interviews will eventually be released as podcasts and displayed here. Continue reading This exhilarating publishing life…→
MidnightSun Publishing has decided to help the Queensland Literary Awards in their Pozible campaign to raise funds desperately needed after Queensland Premier Campbell Newman decided, as one of his first actions in office, to scrap the funding for the awards. Fortunately, the target has been reached so the awards will go ahead this year, but without prize money for the winners. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers for making this happen.
What can I say? What an amazing experience! Those of you who couldn’t make it to the launch of Pangamonium last Friday night, 20 July 2012, you really did miss out on a huge night. The SA Writers’ Centre atrium was bursting at the seams, wine supplied by Cleggett Wines was plentiful and the speeches were excellent. Continue reading The Pangamonium Launch Party→
The Ludic Mode of Pangamonium is an exegesis of the novel Pangamonium. It explores the ludic mode, which it considers an open play of signification characterised by freedom, reflexivity and subversion, and it explores the work of Nabokov, Calvino and Borges to Continue reading The Ludic Mode of Pangamonium→
Anna Solding’s novel The Hum of Concrete keeps getting wonderful reviews. On a cold and wintry Adelaide Monday like today, we can only say how proud we are of Anna and her book. Two glowing reviews in one day. The week couldn’t have started any better:
Much to our surprise on a rainy and miserable Adelaide night, the turn out was great at Anna Solding’s first ever Meet the Author session on Wednesday 20 June 2012. Members of an entire book club, who had all read the book with interest, came along to ask questions about it. Anna talked about the inspiration for the book and the long journey from idea to publication. Will there ever be a sequel? she was asked. The answer was: maybe… Anna has always been interested in writing more about the men who feature in The Hum of Concrete to show life from their point of view. You never know. Continue reading Successful Meet the Author session at Mostly Books→