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Luke Stegemann


Letter to the Author 

of the Letter to the Father

Luke Stegemann wins 2018 Malaspina Award

November 13, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: The Association of Spanish Researchers in Asia-Pacific (SRAP), with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Australia, is proud to announce writer, cultural historian and Hispanist, Luke Stegemann as the winner of the 1st edition of the Malaspina Award (2018), which is bestowed upon individuals who have made an important contribution to the advancement of the scientific and/ or cultural relationships between Spain and Australia.

Read the Media release in full here.

Sydney book launch


August 12, 2018

Sydney friends, don't miss the launch of Tristan Foster's Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father at Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown on Friday 31 August. 6:30pm start. Wine and nibbles on the house.

Please register for free here.


Tristan Foster to appear at Paperback bookshop in Melbourne


July 20, 2018

See Tristan Foster talk with Anna MacDonald about his debut collection, Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father, as part of the Salon Series at Paperback Books (60 Bourke Street, Melbourne) on August 8. No bookings required. 6pm start. Wine on the house.


A "stellar" first review!


June 15, 2018


"In one of the pieces near the end of Tristan Foster's début collection, there's a guest appearance by the late John Berger. The narrator catches a glimpse of Berger at Malpensa Airport—"alone, legs crossed, sitting deep in a lounge chair and reading a book on Goya"—and is surprised to see him because, at the time of the encounter, "[h]e had been dead for at least six months." But it's unlikely that readers of Foster's collection, Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father, will be equally surprised to come across Berger here. The book is infused with his spirit. Call him its patron saint. Like Berger, Foster weds a globally conscious, high modernist sensibility (invoking Kafka, Coetzee, Josipovici) to accounts of experiences in provincial locales. And, like Berger, Foster favors tinkering with a multitude of literary forms, trying them on and shrugging them off, depending on the effect he's aiming to achieve in any one particular piece."

Read Daniel Davis Wood's review of Tristan Foster's Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father (featured in The Collagist), in full here.

Release date confirmed


May 31, 2018


Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father by Sydney writer, Tristan Foster will be released in Australia on Monday, August 6, 2018 by Transmission Press. To find out more about Foster's debut collection of fiction, visit here.

Knox Bertie working with Transmission Press


May 2, 2018


The work of popular Sydney-based photographer, Knox Bertie will feature on the cover of our second release, Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father by Tristan Foster. Bertie, who has more than 43K followers on Instagram, was our first choice and we're very pleased to be working with him. More details soon.

Luke Stegemann in Spain


December 2017 - January 2018

Transmission Press author, Luke Stegemann, is promoting his popular debut, The Beautiful Obscure, in Spain. He's also researching his new book (to be released in 2019), and reporting on the Catalonian crisis.

Livelihoods on the line as divided Catalonia goes to polls
Sydney Morning Herald, December 20, 2017
"Nuance is something which Gabi Martinez, a freelance journalist and one of Spain's most highly regarded young novelists, is searching for: 'Culture has to be able to reach those difficult and nuanced spaces where politics cannot,' he says, referring to the unyielding positions taken by all sides in this conflict."

Read more here.


Election Caps Turbulent 2017 for Catalonia 
Australian Institute of International Affairs, December 20, 2017

"This week, after an acrimonious campaign including allegations of foreign interference, Catalonians are voting in crucial regional elections. While parties seek to echo the anti-Francoist freedom fighters of old, is it that simple?"

Read more here.


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Tristan Foster

Transmission Press to publish debut short fiction collection from Tristan Foster

November 29, 2017

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father, the debut collection of short fiction from Tristan Foster.


Tristan Foster is writer and critic from Sydney known to readers in Australia and internationally as the co-editor-in-chief of 3:AM Magazine, a highly-esteemed site for experimental fiction and literary and cultural criticism. Over recent years, Foster has established a considerable reputation, contributing fiction and criticism to literary magazines and websites including Asymptote, gorse, Overland, Verity La, Tincture, Seizure and The Lifted Brow. He is also a particularly perceptive interviewer, working with authors from around the globe who explore the edges of conventional literary practice.

Read more here.

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