Apocalypse Me

28 August 2012 #414

Cover Story: Apocalypse Me

Apocalypse Me

Once again, the Big Issue Fiction edition presents a mix of up-and-coming and established writers whose work is accompanied by striking images from some incredible artists. Our 2012 short-story authors were invited to explore a loose theme – ‘the end of the world’ – and this has resulted in perhaps the most inventive collection we’ve published yet. And yes, the rumours are true. Hollywood Renaissance man – and this edition’s cover boy – James Franco has penned a fiction-bending story, ‘Apocalypse Me’, exclusively for The Big Issue. You’ll also find stories by some big names in Australian fiction. Among them Miles Franklin-shortlisted novelist Tony Birch; acclaimed author of The Cook, Wayne Macauley; and celebrated author, editor and publisher, Sophie Cunningham. We’ve got artwork by eX de Medici, David Rosetzky, Petrina Hicks not to mention our fabulous cover image by illustrator extraordinaire Eirian Chapman. Plus, the fiction edition has an extra 16 pages. Great fiction and excellent value for money!

Our ‘Vendor Profile’ interviewee is Lea from Melbourne. And our ‘Streetsheet’ contributors are Heba, Jeff and Sharon in Melbourne, Bill in Perth and Daniel K in Adelaide.

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