Author(s): Bryan Walpert
Since its inception, Viva la Novella has published surprising, original and brilliant writing from debut and emerging writers. And it's not just us saying so. In 2017 Marlee Jane Ward's novella Welcome to Orphancorp won the Victorian Premier's Young Adult Fiction Prize. In 2018 Mirandi Riwoe's The Fish Girl was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Queensland Prize for Fiction. Joshua Mostafa's Offshore was optioned by Australian film-marker Partho Sen-Gupta and critically acclaimed. Although these volumes are slim, they continue to demonstrate how powerful the short form can be.
In 2020 we are delighted to bring you two fresh titles which will be announced on publication in September, accompanied by a publicity campaign and launch party.