Following the release of our Issue Zero sampler earlier this year, Issue One of Cuttings – New Australian Writing is now available for free download on iPad and Android tablets.
Filled with the stiff grey stuff of a life most ordinary, In Real Life is a series of biographies of humans real or imagined. Some of these biographies are boring, because face it, we can’t all be Arnold Schwarzenegger. But our writers realise that a little bit of nothing can be pretty special, and life and art can be like soup: all one flavour.
Contributors for IRL include Antonia Hayes, Astrid Lorange, Bryn Desmond-Jones, Chris Oakey, Clare Fiona Evans, Daniel Dalton, Daniel Young, Emma Driver, Jack Tregoning, Jo Lennan, Joel Mak, Katie Mayors, Kate Britton, Lee Tran Lam, Rob Moran, Tessa Lunney, Theodore Ell and Vijay Khurana.
Featuring cover artwork from artist Jen Booth, In Real Life also includes the first of our long-form commissions, a new work from writer, theatre-maker and illustrator Nick Coyle.
In Real Life is made by The Nest and edited by Angela Bennetts and Alice Fenton.
Cuttings is available free for iPad and iPad Mini in the App Store and for Android on Google Play.