Everything, All At Once: Fiction and poetry from 30 of Australia’s best writers under 30
Short stories and poetry
A vibrant and essential collection that celebrates the future of Australian writing
Endless sunshine bleaches the curtains and wears the nerves of a woman stuck inside. A chance encounter with a stranger changes the course of a life in small but significant ways. An imagined audience drives people to the extreme. A young woman wrestles with inheritance and loss.
Compiled from the winning entries of the 2021 Ultimo Prize, this collection represents Australia’s next generation of literary talent. Their work is forward-thinking and provocative, exciting and surprising. Beautifully designed by George Saad, Everything, All at Once is populated with characters seeking comfort and connection in an uncertain world.
Cherie Baird, Alice Bellette, Aishah Maryam David, Josie/Jocelyn Deane, Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn, Amy Duong, Gavin Yuan Gao, Madeleine Gray, Vivien Heng, Natasha Hertanto, Matilda Howard, Franklyn Hudson, Gurmeet Kaur, Robert Kennard, Andy Kovacic, Jennifer Nguyen, Ismene Panaretos, Georgia Rose Phillips, Jamaya Plackowski, Quanita, Seth Robinson, Shane Scriven, Charlotte Snedden, Coco Stallman, Lora Subotic, Amy Taylor, Sebastian Winter, Dženana Vucic, Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou and Amelia Zhou.
About the Ultimo Prize
The Ultimo Prize aims to discover the best emerging writers in Australia. The 2021 Ultimo Prize focused on fiction and poetry by authors under the age of 30 writing on the subject of identity. The fiction category was judged by Shankari Chandran, author of the forthcoming Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens. The poetry category was judged by Claire G. Coleman, author of Lies, Damned Lies.
The 2022 Ultimo Prize focus and theme will be announced in late 2021.