Portfolio

Ashley Kalagian Blunt’s debut book, My Name is Revenge, was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and is published by Spineless Wonders.

y Kalagian Blunt author writing
Highlights reel
It’s Scary but Nobody Cares | Griffith Review | 2019*

Road Trip to the Future | The Big Issue | 2018*

The Crime of Crimes | Sydney Review of Books | 2017

Today Is Already Yesterday | Griffith Review | 2017

How to Be Australian | Lane Cove Literary Awards Anthology (shortlisted) | 2017*

Postcards from North Korea | Kill Your Darlings | 2016

Brain Worms: A Love Story | Moth StorySLAM winner | 2016

Settling the E-books versus Direct-to-Brain Digital Text Streaming Argument
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency | 2015

Life After Genocide | Griffith Review | 2015

Full of Donkey
Ashley’s travel memoir of Armenia was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers in 2018 and the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award in 2017, and received a 2015 Varuna PIP residency.

Interviews
Q&A with Spineless Wonders
Smoke & Mirrors | Q&A with SmokeLong Quarterly
From the Lighthouse | podcast episode

Reviews
Return to Moscow | Tony Kevin | Westerly
Traumata
| Meera Atkinson | The Australian
The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris | The Australian
The Choice | Edith Eger | The Australian
Always Another Country
| Sisonke Msimang | The Big Issue
Being Shot | Gail Bell | Newtown Review of Books
True Girt | David Hunt | Newtown Review of Books
Eggshell Skull
| Bri Lee | Newtown Review of Books
The Friendship Cure | Kate Leaver | Newtown Review of Books
Adult Fantasy
| Briohny Doyle | Newtown Review of Books
Portable Curiosities
| Julie Koh | Newtown Review of Books
Year of the Orphan | Daniel Findlay | Newtown Review of Books
Error Australis | Ben Pobjie | Newtown Review of Books
East West Street | Philippe Sands | Newtown Review of Books
The Red Wake | Kurt Johnson | Newtown Review of Books
Armenia, Australia & the Great War | Babkenian & Stanley | Newtown Review of Books
Best Australian Comedy Writing | Luke Ryan, ed | Newtown Review of Books
Almost Sincerely
| Zoë Norton Lodge | Newtown Review of Books
The Promise of Things | Ruth Quibell | Newtown Review of Books
A Man Made Entirely of Bats | Patrick Lenton | Newtown Review of Books

Fiction
The Unicorn | SmokeLong Quarterly
Your Results Are In | Baby Teeth Journal
Towers‘ | StylusLit
Picasso’s Accountant | Swamp
Pre-Morbid Status | Verandah 33
On the Wind | Read Me Anthology

More
The Symptoms I Ignored That Changed My Life Forever | whimn.com
Confidence Building for Writers | Writing NSW
Denial of the Armenian Genocide | Right Now
A Year in the Writing Ecosphere | Newswrite 228
A Library on Every Street | Newswrite 226
Local Stories | Ciao Magazine
The Cusp – regular contributor

*Excerpts from my current manuscript-in-progress, How to Be Australian