09 Jan The Grattan Street Press
The Grattan Street Press is a university teaching press at the University of Melbourne. Its Colonial Australian Popular Fiction series has now published two novels, John Lang’s The Forger’s Wife (1853, 1855) and Ellen Davitt’s Force and Fraud (1865): https://grattanstreetpress.com/titles/
Ken Gelder is general editor of the series, which aims to publish two colonial novels each year across different genres: crime fiction for 2017, colonial romance – J.D. Hennessey’s An Australian Bush Track (1896) and Louise Mack’s An Australian Girl in London (1902) – for 2018. These novels are reprinted from first editions or original magazine serialisation. They are each given an informed scholarly introduction, a note on the text, and explanatory footnotes where appropriate, following the Oxford World’s Classics model. The overall aim is to produce colonial novels for contemporary readers that are a pleasure to read, but also suitable as teaching texts at universities and upper level secondary schools.
The series would welcome expressions of interest, and publishing suggestions, from potential future editors: especially RHD students working on colonial Australian literary projects. Introductions are usually around 2500 words and formats are now established. Send an email to Ken Gelder: [email protected]