‘One of the main expected books of the yr’ Books+Publishing
‘The Pies beat the Saints and the town of Melbourne used to be nonetheless cloaked in black and white crepe paper whilst the hearsay of a pack rape by means of celebrating footballers started to floor. via morning, the top of the sexual crimes squad proven to newshounds that they have been getting ready to question Collingwood gamers ... And so, as police have been confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by way of media began.’ - Night Games
What does a tender footballer do to chop unfastened? At evening, a few play what they suspect of as pranks, or video games. evening video games with girls. occasionally those contain consensual intercourse, yet occasionally they don’t, and occasionally they fall right into a gray area.
In the culture of Helen Garner’s The First Stone comes a heavily saw, debatable ebook approximately intercourse, consent and gear. In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the rape trial of an Australian ideas footballer. She additionally takes a balanced and fearless examine the darkish facet of footy tradition - the realm of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns and the Cronulla Sharks.
Both a court docket drama and a riveting paintings of narrative journalism, this can be a step forward publication via one of many top younger lighting of Australian writing.
About the author:
Anna Krien’s first booklet, Into the Woods, received the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s People’s selection Award. Krien is additionally the writer of the Quarterly Essay Us and Them: at the value of Animals, which gained the 2012 unvoiced Writing Prize and used to be shortlisted for the loo Button Prize and the Walkley Award for journal function writing. Her writing has been released within the Monthly, the Age, the Big Issue and the Best Australian Essays, Poems and Stories.