Category Archives: Australian pulp fiction

Pulp Friday: Contrabandits – Shark Bait

This week’s Pulp Friday offering is the 1968 paperback tie in to the then popular Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, Contrabandits. While Crawford Productions understandably gets most of the credit for kick starting Australia’s modern television industry in the mid-sixties … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Outback Heiress

“Her past was a secret but she couldn’t hide her feelings for this daredevil cropduster!” It wasn’t just men who wrote for Australia’s burgeoning pulp publishing industry in the fifties, sixties and seventies, many women did, too. One of these was … Continue reading

The lost world of Australian pulp paperback fiction at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, join me on August 30 at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, for a walk down the dimly lit back alleys of the lost world of Australian pulp paperback publishing. For a few … Continue reading

Announcing Beat Girls, Love Tribes and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 – 1980

Regular Pulp Curry readers will be aware of my deep interest in pulp fiction. What you won’t know, is I’ve been working for a while now on a pulp fiction related book with another Melbourne writer called Iain McIntyre. I’m thrilled to … Continue reading

In search of a proletarian James Bond

A few weeks ago I posted on one of the stranger cultural artefacts to come out of Australian pulp publishing in the sixties, the spy thriller Avakoum Zahov vs 07 by Bulgarian author, Andrei Gulyashki. Spies first came to prominence as … Continue reading