Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson

About Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson has a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University. She is the author of two novels with Affirm Press: Anchor Point, longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards in 2015, and The Glad Shout, shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction in 2019. Alice’s other writings have appeared in Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Overland and The Big Issue.

Photo: Jessica Tremp

Articles about Alice Robinson

Nervous Nostalgia

The two authors acknowledge tales of real displaced people, including refugees, as inspiration for their fictional stories. They express gratitude to be able to survive, live and write these books. In their narratives, the quieter moments of survival are most striking: how tasks considered mundane become crucial and inescapable. Robinson and Bishop invite their reader to imagine their own displacement, their own losses and even their own end.

Articles by Alice Robinson

Book cover: Islands by Peggy Frew

Reaching for a Bruised Apple: Sonia Orchard and Peggy Frew

‘When I am at my desk, the visceral voices of my little children call me back into the spaces they inhabit, an impatient reminder that my real life is elsewhere, with them. Or is it? Perhaps, this is what it is to be both a mother and an artist, and the only available consolation: to be perpetually torn, to suffer, but to exalt in the small mercy of being able to articulate well the precise nature of that suffering.’