Everything, All at Once

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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.

Contributors: 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, Dzenana Vucic, Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou and Amelia Zhou.


'In its effort to give a face to the future of Australian writing, Everything, All At Once, in practice, does something else; it gives a voice to the present. The young writers featured in the collection expertly twine together an intimate engagement with themselves and their peers, with the greater anxieties that seem to rest on the shoulders of Australia's young generations.' - Stephanie Jenkins, UNSA