Reflexiones Finales, a blog covering post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, has reviewed Yellowcake Springs favourably. You can read the review here. I've also copied the text of the review onto the Yellowcake Springs page on this website.
Yep, Kindle edition of my new novel has been released. The physical edition will follow in October, but for now interested readers can download the free sample on Amazon. You just need to download the free program Kindle for PC (presumably there is a Mac equivalent) and you’re on your way. Very exciting. The Kindle edition is priced at $9.99 US.
I've also republished The Kingdom of Four Rivers on Kindle - it's priced at a very affordable $1.99 US.
My story “Yug’s Memory” has been published in Eclecticism E-zine 16. You can read the latest issue of this outstanding Australian ezine here.
I was interviewed by Jo Earp of Australian Teacher Magazine regarding Yellowcake Springs and some of my early influences. This article appears in the July 2011 issue.
My story "Vanish" has finally seen the light of day, in the Australian journal Kurungabaa. You can check it out here.
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Kirsty Levar of The Western Teacher about my novel Yellowcake Springs. An article about the novel and myself appeared in the March edition of the magazine. Thanks to Kirsty Levar, Don Rowe, Mario Schmidt and Carly Keay for making this happen.
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So it seems a news story is doing the rounds about this year’s IP Picks awards. I was very surprised to see that this article had been syndicated by Reuters, and thus had turned up in unlikely places such as the Straits Times in Singapore, as well as the normal Australian media outlets such as ABC News, Yahoo etc. Here’s the article on Reuters:
(Reuters Life!) – A novel set in a future where an unchecked global population has created an apocalypse took the top fiction prize in Australia’s IP Picks unpublished book awards on Wednesday.
The awards, now in their 11th year, are aimed at giving unpublished writers from Australia and New Zealand a chance to break into the increasingly cut-throat literary world, with publication the top prize for books in five categories.
“As usual, the judges were hard pressed to find a clear winner,” said David Reiter, director, Interactive Publications (IP), the Queensland-based publisher that hands out the awards.
“They felt that at least five or six of the shortlisted entries were publishable or very close to being publishable.”
Guy Salvidge’s “Yellowcake Springs,” in which all but the elite are suffering through a slow, painful apocalypse, is set against what the judges called “a frighteningly plausible Australian future.”
The rest of the article is here.
Here it is, my big news. My second novel Yellowcake Springs has won First Prize in the Best Fiction category of Interactive Publications’ IP Picks Awards 2011. This means that the novel will be published by IP later in the year. You can read the full synopsis, written by Candice Poole of IP, on the Yellowcake Springs page.
You can read the report on the winners in the other categories and the rest of IP’s latest newsletter here.
I'm working on revamping guysalvidge.com in the period leading up to the unveiling of some Very Exciting Writing News. I'll be adding content to the website throughout 2011.