When a whale washes up on the shore of a beach only one thing is for sure: it will explode.

anthology-coverAnd Watch the Whale Explode is the thirty-first collection from the writing program at the University of Technology, Sydney. It showcases fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting and poetry from some of Australia’s brightest emerging writers.

This year the anthology is honoured to have Fiona Wright as its foreword author. Wright’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award, and her poetry collection Knuckled won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore award.

And Watch the Whale Explode will be launched at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. The launch will be held on Friday 26 May from 4:30-5:30 (location to be announced soon). This is a free event and no booking is required.