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The Giramondo Publishing Company was established in December 1995 with the aim of publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors. It seeks to build a common ground between the academy and the marketplace; to stimulate exchange between Australian writers and readers and their counterparts overseas; and to encourage innovative and adventurous work that might not otherwise find publication because of its subtle commercial appeal.

Initially these aims were expressed through the publication of the journal Heat. In November 2002 the Giramondo Publishing Company began the publication of literary works by individual authors in its Giramondo book imprint. Like Heat, the imprint aims to publish works of high literary quality, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, by authors with diverse backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise.

(The publisher's name takes it's inspiration from the Italian word 'Giramondo' meaning 'globe-trotter' or 'world-traveller'. The founder, Ivor Indyk, states that the name represents the publisher's cosmopolitan ideal.)

Source: Publisher website Sighted 2003

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