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Tristan Foster

Tristan Foster

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Faulkner on the Balcony

September 05, 2018

So, I have a confession—come in close: All my stories are love stories. About love and being alone. Searching for who knows what in places I both know and don’t. A journey into the heart, which is embarrassing to say. So let’s say into a ventricle, up an artery, down a capillary. Something has a hold of me and I don’t know what. I don’t know. I measure it in units I don’t know: in quarts, ounces, pints, gallons, drams. A drop, a pinch, a cord, a cup, a hekat... 


An extract from Faulkner on the Balcony, new short fiction by Tristan Foster. Visit Burning House Press here to read more.

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.

Melbourne book launch

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 on August 8. 6pm start. 

First review in The Collagist

June 15, 2018


Read Daniel Davis Wood's stellar review of Tristan Foster's Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father in full, here.

Release date confirmed

May 31, 2018


We are proud to bring you a debut collection from one of the most original new voices in Australian fiction. Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father will be released in Australia on August 6, 2018.


Find out more here.

Impossible Friends

April 26, 2018


Tristan writes about his buddies for Meanjin... "...I have a few stories to tell. These stories are about some writer friends—ones who are writers but are, at least in my mind, more than that. And I want to tell these stories because I wouldn’t be friends with them if we hadn’t met through writing and I think that’s important." [read more...]


The Book About the Dead Man / Conversation

March 17, 2018

Tristan Foster was recently interviewed for RIC Journal about his forthcoming book, Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father. Said Foster: "Firstly, I want to say I’m glad we’re talking about lines and not narratives or pages or even paragraphs. I think lines are the best I’ve got at the moment—certainly in this book. I think in any creative act it’s crucial to have one eye on what is next—what comes after this. Transmission Press and I have worked long and hard on getting this right, but on the level of the sentence. The whole time I’ve been putting this book together, I’ve also been thinking about what I want to do next. I think this is a critical mode of being for the artist." [read more...]

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.

‘The texts in this collection attempt to hunt down the lost or the dead and trace their paths, from small apartments in the suburbs of Sydney to Malpensa Airport in Milan, in the hope of witnessing what they get up to when our backs are turned,’ said Foster. ‘It’s a thrill to be working with Transmission Press, a young and exciting publishing house with an appetite for the unorthodox.’

In the preparation of Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father, to be published in the first half of 2018, Foster has worked closely with editor Luke Stegemann, whose 2017 book The Beautiful Obscure was the first title published by Transmission Press.

‘It has been especially rewarding to watch such a distinct voice emerge and display its range over a full collection,’ Stegemann commented. ‘These are fruitful years for adventurous work in Australian writing. Smaller publishers are leading the way, increasingly bold in what they can and will offer, and readers are responding. Foster’s unconventional work contains elements of remarkable originality and beauty, and his presence via this collection will add a significant voice to the world of independent Australian letters.’


Download a copy of the media release here.

If you would like more information about the publication of Letter to the Author of the Letter to the Father by Tristan Foster, please contact:

Wendy Cavenett
Publisher, Transmission Press

m: 0431 776 058

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