Tasmanian literary magazine Famous Reporter will launch its 43rd issue at Hobart Bookshop at 5:30 pm Wed 30th May.

Walleah Press’ Ralph Wessman said the magazine would conclude with issue 44 later this year, as the publisher transfers its focus to new poetry books.

Forthcoming titles in 2012 include Fairweather’s Raft [Dael Allison], Radar [Kevin Brophy and Nathan Curnow], and Ash is Here, So Are Stars [Jill Jones].

Walleah Press’ most recent publication is Andrew Burke’s Undercover of Lightness: New and Selected Poems.

Famous Reporter #43 features: POETRY: Susan Austin, Stefanie Bennett, Margaret Bradstock, Margaret Campbell, Sarah Clarkson, Kevin Gillam, Geoff Goodfellow, Cameron Hindrum, John Kinsella, Jeff Klooger, Andrew Lansdown, Bronwen Manger, Shane McCauley, David Mortimer, Steve Milroy, Jan Napier, Judith Rodriguez, Emma Rooksby, Brenda Saunders, Michael Sharkey, Laura Jan Shore, Cherry Smyth, Corey Wakeling, Lucy Williams. ESSAYS & COMMENT: Anne Layton-Bennett, Planted in Tasmania; Sharyn Munro, Edging towards Tasmania. INTERVIEW: with Melanie Barnes. LAUNCH SPEECHES: Rodney Croome’s launch of Peter McIntosh’s Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Sonnets? Anne Kellas’ launch of Stuart Solman’s In advance of our broken wings; Karen Knight’s launch of Lyn Reeves’ Designs on the Body; Michael Sharkey’s launch of Peter Lach-Newinsky’s The Post-Man Letters. FICTION: Mark O’Flynn, Anne Shimmins.

5.30pm Wednesday 30 May, Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square, Hobart. Free event, all welcome.