shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Award 2018 for fiction
Described as ‘bold’ and ‘original’ writing that ‘rewards repeat reading’. Featuring 20 stories and an exegesis, these are stories for this life … and the next.
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A layered, richly textured collection that displays a virtuosic sense of character and voice. Giacometti leverages language and the short story form brilliantly to offer a deeply rendered evocation of humanity and its connection to the world.
– MICHAEL SALA, The Last Thread, winner of NSW Premiers Literary Award for New Writing 2013
Reviews / Q&As:
Review by Elizabeth Flux for Books+Publishing.
Review by Jessica Stewart for Newtown Review of Books.
Q&A by Marjorie Lewis-Jones for ABiggerBrighterWorld blog.
Review by Dani Powell for Alice Springs News.
Michael Giacometti’s stories experiment at the boundaries of identity and history. His curiosities and subversions are spiritual and richly lyrical.
– MICHELLE CAHILL, Letter to Pessoa, winner of NSW Premiers Literary Award for New Writing 2017
Gracefully simple and eloquent, Portraits of Country is a meditation on place.
It is a visual and melodic exploration of landscapes – lost, emerging, and uncertain.
Ten writers. Ten stories. Ten essays by the ten writers about their own story. Featuring an earlier version of my story ‘my abbr.d life’ and essay ‘The madness or the method’. Highly recommended for all readers and lovers of the writing process.
A great sampler of the best writing from emerging writers in the Northern Territory.
Featuring earlier versions of two of my stories: ‘Elijah Upjohn, public hangman’ and ‘The uncoupling of Eduardo Martinez’.
Purchase the book at NT Writers Centre
Showcasing stories by new, emerging and award-winning writers including Jennifer Mills, Ryan O’Neill and A.S. Patric.
Also includes an earlier version of my story ‘The Unnameable’.
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The tremendously diverse follow-up by the contributors and editors at Ptilotus Press to the award-winning anthology The milk in the sky.
Featuring my first published story ‘Tracking the lone dingo’, an account of the first east-to-west solo foot-crossing of the Simpson Desert in 2008.
Purchase the book at Red Kangaroo Books, Alice Springs
Inspired by cross-cultural life in Arrernte country of Mparntwe/Alice Springs. Includes the NT Literary Award 2012 winning sonnet ‘kwatye scours the sand’, and an early extract version of what would become the NT Literary Award 2017 winning poem ‘In the soft light of dawn’ which was inspired by the Rod Moss painting Anthropology: being themselves (1994).
Cover image by Central Australian artist and writer Rod Moss.
Out of print
Limited edition chapbook of poems for The Red Room Company Clubs & Societies project.
Includes: landscapes in miniature, Not the Larapinta Trail
Out of print
Compiled by Sue Fielding, Australian Poetry cafe poet at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs.
Featuring two of my poems.
Purchase the chapbook at NT Writers’ Centre
Poems from six Territory poets: Leni Shilton, Bronwyn Meehan, Rosemary Plummer, Michael Giacometti, Kaye Aldenhoven, Finn O’Branagain.
Featuring three of my poems: white walls, p’salm #23, Weekly roast at Buchenwald.
Out of print
The Disappearing App
Clubs & Societies Project poet-in-residence