Each year the Emerging Writers' Festival brings writers, editors, publishers, literary performers and readers together for a festival that is fast becoming an essential part of Australia's literary calendar. In 2012, they launched the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious award for emerging literary voices, judged by award-winning Australian authors Ali Alizadeh and Fiona McGregor.
This is the shortlist of exciting new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers, on the theme of 'revolution'. Taking us from Texas to Berlin, Sarajevo to Cambodia, these stories and poems are wise, touching, sharp and vivid. This is an extraordinary collection of emerging voices – read them for their bright futures and for the shining talent they display now.