Simon Tedeschi – Fugitive published by Upswell Publishing

Simon Tedeschi is a current student in the MA (Writing and Literature). His first book, Fugitive, a narrative nonfiction, is now available from the wonderfully supportive Upswell Publishing. There’s more details about Upswell in the post about 2022 publications of Deakin students/alumni here.  

 Check out details of Fugitive here. The story: In 1917, a young composer writes a suite of twenty pieces for piano. They are short, violent and strange, the music of another world. In 1938, a young Jewish family flees Italy for Sydney, Australia. In 1942, another family, this time Polish, are nearly destroyed. Half a century later, a young man begins to understand the role these strange visions have played in everything that came before him and all that has come to be. Fugitive, Simon Tedeschi’s first book, straddles the borders of poetry and prose, fiction and fact, trauma and testimony, filled with what Russian poet Konstantin Balmont called the fickle play of rainbows.

A sparkling, minimalist meditation on what it means to make meaning. Imagine the ghosts of Kafka and Prokofiev and a queue of similar enigmas playing a tag-team fugue in a vivid, wry dream.
–Ross Gibson

About the Author:

Known primarily as a concert pianist, Simon Tedeschi has written for publications across Australia. When neither writing nor practising, he reads books and drinks coffee. He and his wife, the painter Loribelle Spirovski, live in Sydney, Australia with their cat. Fugitive is his first book. Find more of his work here.

Simon has also just won the ABR Calibre Prize – see post on this website for details. Congratulations for these wonderful successes.