- THE DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD
Aftershocks: Selected writings and interviews
By Anthony Macris
Aftershocks is a collection of essays, review essays, book reviews and occasional pieces that covers the period from 1996-2018. The connecting thread of Aftershocks is the cultural and social transformations wrought by the series of “shocks” that have occurred since the beginning of the new millennium: terrorism after 9/11; the triumph of capital; the impact of the digital revolution; the fluidity of identity.
The collection explores how writers, artists, and society at large seem to be caught up in a series of aftershocks: no sooner has one wave hit than another is upon us. This collection draws on contemporary ideas and perspectives to analyse some of the major questions of our day in a writing style that is sharp, engaging, and sometimes humorous.