Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Author(s): Kirsty Murray; Anita Roy; Payal Dhar

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Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies.

Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles - and more, much more.

Plunge in and enjoy!

A collection of sci-fi and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty stellar writers and artists from India and Australia: Isobelle Carmody, Penni Russon, Justine Larbalestier, Margo Lanagan, Lily Mae Martin, Kuzhali Manickavel, Prabha Mallya, Annie Zaidi, Kate Constable, Vandana Singh, Mandy Ord, Priya Kuriyan, Manjula Padmanabhan, Samhita Arni, Alyssa Brugman, Nicki Greenberg and Amruta Patil.




From the Teachers' Notes by Ananda Braxton-Smith:

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean is a cross-cultural anthology of seventeen short speculative fictions with a focus on the experience of girls and women. The text is the result of collaboration between women authors and artists from Australia and India. Six are graphic stories, rendered in black-and-white imagery with a taut text.

The editors (Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy) conceived the project after waves of sexbased violence washed through India and Australia in 2012. The most shocking was an attack upon a 23-year-old Indian medical student as she travelled home by bus in Delhi. The student was gang-raped for over an hour and died two weeks after the attack. The event set off riots within India and expatriate protests elsewhere.

In Melbourne only two months earlier, a young radio journalist was raped and murdered within metres of the safety of her home. In the wake of this crime, thousands of Australian women and men took to the streets and held a vigil in her memory.

These two crimes drew the editors’ attention to the universality of violence and made them question what the future held for all young women and young men.


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Kirsty Murray has written eleven novels for children and young adults - most recently The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie and The Year It All Ended - plus many short stories, articles, and several non-fiction books. Her novels have won numerous awards, including an Aurealis award and the NSW Premier's History Award. Kirsty has been a writer- in-residence at two Indian universities and a participant in the Bookwallah Roving Writers Festival, presenting at literary events across India.

Anita Roy lives in Delhi and cycles to work at Zubaan, a small independent feminist publishing house. Her stories and non-fiction essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, and she has completed a first novel for children.

Payal Dhar has written seven books for children and young adults, and numerous short stories. She's also a freelance editor and writer, and writes on computers, technology, books, reading, games and anything else that catches her interest.

  • Swallow the Moon by Kate Constable and Priya Kuriyan

  • Little Red Suit by Justine Larbalestier

  • Cooking Time by Anita Roy

  • Anarkali by Annie Zaidi and Mandy Ord

  • Cast Out by Samhita Arni

  • Weft by Alyssa Brugman

  • The Wednesday Room by Kuzhali Manickavel and Lily Mae Martin

  • Cat Calls by Margo Lanagan

  • Cool by Manjula Padmanabhan

  • Appetite by Amruta Patil

  • Mirror Perfect by Kirsty Murray

  • Arctic Light by Vandana Singh

  • The Runners by Isobelle Carmody and Prabha Mallya

  • The Blooming by Manjula Padmanabhan and Kirsty Murray

  • What a Stone Can't Feel by Penni Russon

  • Memory Lace by Payal Dhar

  • Backstage Pass by Nicki Greenberg..

General Fields

  • : 9781743319789
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • : December 2014
  • : 208mm X 138mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Paperback
  • : Kirsty Murray; Anita Roy; Payal Dhar