Signs of Life Anthology

Artwork © Melanie van Kessel 2018— commissioned for Signs of Life anthology.

An international and unforgettable collection of memoir and fiction that explores experiences of mental and physical illness, and of care giving.

In a Californian cafe, a music-lover develops psychosis while drinking green tea. In a Ghanaian paediatric ward, a doctor cares for a boy with kidney disease, while definitive treatments remain out of reach. In Melbourne a mother watches as her son resists being taken to respite care.

This is not a book about death and dying. This is a book about life and how we live it. These stories reveal what is truly valued in this world, and speak to the ferocity with which we love.


Reinfred Dziedzorm Addo, Leah Baker, Emily Bourne, Rachel Burns, Josie Byrne, Ann Calandro, Al Campbell, Steve Cushman, Scott Dalgarno, D.E.L., Katie Danis, Jann Everand, Darci Flatley, Annette Freemen, Rebecca Garnett Haris, Rukayatu Ibrahim, C.A. Limina, Callum Methven, Vanessa McClelland, Peter Mitchell, Isabella Mori, Sophie Overett, C.A. Rivera, Janey Runci, Sarah Sasson, Nicole Zelnicker.

Available for purchase here