island magazine #149

The quarterly print-only Tasmanian produced magazine celebrating local and Australian content. In this edition you will find contributions from:

Chris Wallace-Crabbe | on Peter Porter
Bruce Pascoe | A Gentle Culture
Luke Johnson | Fiction
Annette Marner | Fiction
Jordie Albiston | Poetry
Rosanna Licari | Poetry
Plus many more...

40° south magazine – #84

With elegant writing and superb photography, the quarterly Tasmania 40°South presents the wilderness and wildlife, culture, epicure, history, industry and people of Tasmania.
This issue includes:
Summer dragon | Janette Smith
Secret beach | Lian Tanner
Homeward bound | James Dryburgh
Artists and artisans: Royal command | Mike Kerr
Butterfly dreaming at Narawntapu | Don Defenderfer
Here today | Sienna Cook
Plus much more...

Tasmania+ – issue 3

Tasmania+ is your bi-annual insight into the freshest food, unrivalled culture, art, health, entertainment and the best-kept secrets of Tasmania. 
Wendy Kennedy | Power Suits & Ugg Boots
North West Coast
The Land That Time Forgot
Glover | Meet the Tasmanian Artist

Playing lady gaga, being nan pau – Steve Tolbert

When Mya Paw Wah commits a crime during a political protest in Yangon, she flees the city to avoid the fate of her father and brother – one a political prisoner, the other killed in the police action against the protest. Military Intelligence agents, human traffickers, landmines and snakes are among the dangers Mya faces in her journey to Karen State, near the Thai border, to find her exiled mother. Tasmanian Nick Stanish comes to Thailand looking for his missing brother – an aid worker at a medical clinic for Karen refugees – and to avoid dealing with a guilty secret. Seeking answers in the Snake Skin nightclub, Nick instead finds the local Lady Gaga – the club’s star entertainer – and is drawn into a world of sex slavery and drug smugglers – and possibly love.

THE LOST PAGEs – R D Francis

Danger, intrigue and mystery unfold in this modern day story based on true historical facts about the lost pages of the Book of Kells. The mystery unfolds when Jack Harrison, a retired intelligence agent, leaves London for the quiet of Tasmania where he hopes to restore his injured mind and body. He enjoys two years of tranquillity before his old boss persuades him to take on one last case. This takes Jack to Amsterdam, Rome, Tuscany and Venice, where he is captured. He  manages to escape and, dogged by pursuers, follows the trail of important leads across southern England. The story concludes with surprising discoveries for everyone, including the experts.

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Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose

2017 Stella award winner
nsw premier's literary award winner

Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.