Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Braziller Series of Australian Poets

Review Address for ANTIPODES

All books for review by Antipodes should be sent to

Richard Carr
Dept of English
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks AK 99775 USA

The New York office does not handle book reviews any more and has not for some years. Please do send us books and we will promptly and incisively review them! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jonathan Franzen and Peter Carey

Reading an article in New York Magazine about Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace (, I came across this mention of an encounter between Franzen and Peter Carey:

"He was sharing a stage with the Australian-born novelist Peter Carey, who had won the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda. Franzen arrived in a college friend’s vintage Volvo in six-degree weather, with Wallace hitching a ride. “Carey arrived in a limousine from the Ritz.” The bookstore’s employees “had clearly never heard of me,” Franzen says. All of Carey’s books were on display, while a customer asking for Franzen’s previous novel was told to check the shelves under F."

Funny stuff!  It would be a different story now, of course, but it's still a wonderful scene to contemplate.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Antipodes backlog

Somewhat inexplicably, Antipodes has a considerable backlog in creative nonfiction and academic essays--we do not have room for anything new in these genres until December 2013. Fiction and poetry contributors should send their work to the relevant editors of  the magazine. Any essay submissions made now will have to wait at least the December 2013 issue to see print. We at Antipodes are profoundly grateful for our sudden spurt in popularity and are very sorry we have to delay worthy contributions to such an extent.