Jennifer Mills follows up her Miles Franklin-shortlisted Dyschronia with the arresting The Airways, a story of memory, reality and the banality of violence. Set between contemporary Sydney and a hyper-real Beijing, The Airways is a hugely original ghost story, a powerful examination of the relationship between the body and the self, violence and the violated, marked by the sensory immersive prose that has become the hallmark of one of Australia’s most interesting and ambitious authors.
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Jennifer Mills is the author of novels including Dyschronia, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her fiction, essays and criticism have been widely published, including in Best Australian Essays, The Guardian, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and the Washington Post. Her new book is The Airways.
Sophie Cunningham is the author of seven books including City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the need for a Forest. Sophie is also a teacher, mentor, climate change activist, wildlife advocate and every day she posts an image of a tree on her Instagram @sophtreeofday. Her novel This Devastating Fever is coming out with Ultimo Press in September 2022 and she has also begun researching a new non-fiction book, The Time Machines: In search of ten of Australia’s oldest and most remote trees.