Favel Parrett’s first novel, Past the Shallows (Hachette Australia, 2011), was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin in 2012 and also won the Dobbie Literary Prize and Newcomer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards. She was awarded the Antarctic Arts Fellowship enabling her to travel to Antarctica to complete research for her second novel, When the Night Comes (Hachette Australia, 2014).
Red heart, red ship
MemoirWhen I was twelve years old, I was head over heels in love with a little red ship, the Danish polar vessel Nella Dan. She worked for the Australian Antarctic Division for twenty-six years, and in the 1980s Hobart was her home away from home.
The gherkin jar
FictionOUR FOOTSTEPS ECHO as we climb the stairs. My grandma holds my hand. Shhhhh – be quiet! My grandpa is sleeping. The third-floor flat, the heavy wooden door, and inside the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Take your coat off –...
No man is an island
FictionIT WAS THE best part of the day when Mr Peters read to us.He was reading a book that he had written and it was about some kids that had found a portal through time. I don't remember what...
Across the Bass Strait
FictionWE HAD DINNER in the canteen and there were wooden tables and the chairs didn't move. They were stuck to the floor somehow.Mum was quiet and my brother was quiet and when we finished eating a man in a...