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Peter Polites Peter Polites i(6310501 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Greek
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1 What I’m Reading Peter Polites , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
1 Lucky's by Andrew Pippos Review - A Must-Read Saga, and a Gripping Monument to Greek Diaspora Peter Polites , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 6 November 2020;

— Review of Lucky's Andrew Pippos , 2020 single work novel
'Pippos’ first book is a mouthwatering tale that encapsulates family drama, true crime and Greek tragedy – with pathos-filled characters that pop.'
1 Men Feeling Important Peter Polites , 2020 single work prose
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 79 no. 1 2020;
1 7 y separately published work icon The Pillars Peter Polites , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2019 15595396 2019 single work novel

'Don't worry about the housing bubble, she would say. Don't worry about the fact that you will never be able to afford a home. Worry about the day after. That's when they will all come, with their black shirts and bayonets, and then you will see the drowned bodies and slit necks. And I would stand there and say, But Mum, I'm ten years old.

'Working as a writer hasn't granted Panos the financial success he once imagined, but lobbying against a mosque being built across the road from his home (and the occasional meth-fuelled orgy) helps to pass the time. He's also found himself a gig ghostwriting for a wealthy property developer. The pay cheque alone is enough for him to turn a blind eye to some dodgy dealings - at least for the time being.

'In a world full of flashy consumerism and aspiration, can Panos really escape his lot in life? And does he really want to?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 One Metre Square Peter Polites , 2018 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Queerstories: Reflections on Lives Well Lived from Some of Australia’s Finest LGBTQIA+ Writers 2018; (p. 207-211)
1 The Final Boys Peter Polites , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 77 no. 1 2018; (p. 76-81)
1 8 y separately published work icon Down the Hume Peter Polites , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2017 9915831 2017 single work novel

'A confronting and powerful novel from an exciting new voice - for lovers of Christos Tsiolkas (Loaded) and Luke Davies (Candy).

'He touched my face. When his hand went along my bruised top lip and my almost broken nose, I winced from the pain. His fist went into a deep denim pocket. Pulled out a Syrinapx bottle, twisted the cap off and handed me two light blue pills.'

'How did Bucky get here? A series of accidents. A tragic love for a violent man. An addiction to painkillers he can't seem to kick. An unlikely friendship with an ageing patient.

'Drugs, memories and the objects of his desire are colluding against Bucky. And when it hits him. Bam. A ton of bricks ...

'The shadowy places of Western Sydney can be lit up with the hope of love, but no streetlight can illuminate like obsession.

'A novel of addiction, secrets and misplaced love, this is an Australian debut not to be missed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Steps into Katouna Peter Polites , 2017 14131987 2017 single work drama
1 Oxford St Peter Polites , 2016 single work prose
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , September no. 31 2016; (p. 74-75)
'Me and The Doc decided to meet at a nightclub that was called after something in the Bible. He could have taken me anywhere because I had that movie love. He could have pointed at the sky and told me it was the ocean and I would've said Yes! because I had that television kind of love. He could have pointed at a gum tree and said it was a Toyota Celica and I would have asked if they made it in V8 because I had that singing La Di Di Di Da love. I wanted to put myself at the helm of the Titanic, him holding me from behind, our love cutting through the cold dark ocean. I should have been wary of the iceberg. Instead I wanted to see him across the room full of self-policing inhibitions and make come-fuck-me-but-I'm-vulnerable eyes.' (Publication abstract)
1 More Handsome Than a Monkey Peter Polites , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Seizure [Online] , July 2014; Stories of Sydney 2014;
1 Speaking for the Others Stephanie Honor Convery , Peter Polites , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 212 2013; (p. 53-59)

'Peter Polites and Stephanie Convery debate literary speaking rights.

1 Interloping Peter Polites , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 15 2013; (p. 20-21) The Best of The Lifted Brow Volume Two 2017;
1 Passing of the Eye II Peter Polites , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Westside , vol. 2 no. 2012; (p. 119-121)
1 From Peasant to Proletariat : An Autotwitology Peter Polites , Tarik Ahlip (illustrator), 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories 2011; (p. 80-120)
1 Passing of the Eye Peter Polites , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: Westside , vol. 1 no. 2009; (p. 11-14)
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