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Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall


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Jane Jervis-Read's short fiction has been published in Australia's foremost literary journals including Meanjin, Overland, Eureka Street, Going Down Swinging and Cordite Poetry Review. She was twice shortlisted for The Age Short Story Competition and her first book, Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall, won the inaugural 2013 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize. She has been working on her first full-length novel, which was awarded a Varuna PIP Fellowship. She lives in Melbourne.


'Jane Jervis-Read's beautiful little book ... kicks above its weight ... and shows the power of leaving things unsaid.' Cate Kennedy

'Midnight Blue and Endlessly Tall impressed me with the boldness, raw sensuality and complex tenderness with which it confronts love and madness.' Fiona Wright, The Australian

'At any one time, I have a stack of books awaiting reading on my bedside table, and sometimes, a book will sneak itself to the top of the pile. This beautifully written novella by relative newcomer Jervis-Read is one of them. The book's real power lies in the author's exploration of themes such as ageing and desirability, heartbreak, family drama and mental health issues ... a great taster from this talented writer.' Rachel Smith, realitychick.com.au

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