The Fiction Issue 2012
George Cockcroft is a psychiatrist who makes all of his life decisions with a roll of the dice.
The word “unicorn” appears nine times in the Old Testament.
A Bird of Heat in Kino Bay
Seeking out a legendary literary artefact that is so rare it may as well not be real.
The Room All to Itself
One of James Purdy’s last unpublished manuscripts, a drama as uncompromising and brutal as his fiction.
Literary Titans Are Super Freaks
I have rounded up the dirtiest exploits of the most revered authors in the Western canon.
Hunger Pangs on Paper
Everyone knows (especially your dad) that if you aspire to be a writer, you’re going to go through life hungry.
I’ll Give You Some Threats
I texted some pretty mean shit from someone else’s phone to author Amelia Gray and she punched me in the face.
My Father at the End
I did not talk to my father for most of the last year he was alive. It was a form of self-preservation.
We at VICE Australia love books – and lots and lots of cake – so we decided to make a book cake of our own as a test run for next year’s contest.
Three Gangster Fables
Three tales of criminal chaos.