Gianluca Costantini

My portrait of Ma Thida in openbook

In openbook a magazine of State Library New South Wales, Autumn 2023

Openbook is a lavish, award-winning magazine of new writing, fresh ideas and contemporary photography.

The bumper autumn issue includes an intimate view of late artist Peter Kingston’s home and studio, a profile of Sophie Cunningham, new writing by Mirandi Riwoe and Shannon Burns reflects on the library that made him. It revisits Patrick White’s Nobel Prize win 50 years later, travels the globe with writer Mark Dapin on a tour of the world’s most beautiful libraries, and much more.

A Burmese writer forced to live outside he country confronts her situation with questions that should have simple answers, but don’t.

Australia / Myanmar / openbook