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Your story ‘The Gingerbread Man’, published in Lost Boy and other stories, charts parental rivalry in a delightfully subversive way, with the stay-at-home Dad taking ownership of a couple’s son in intricate and deliberate ways. How did you come about this story, and in what ways did it change during the drafting process? In ‘The […]
Emily Paull is a young writer, bookseller and bibliophile with a way with words, and a winning smile. Her story, ‘The Sea Also Waits’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. What are you reading? I always have a few books on the go—occupational hazard as a bookseller!  […]
Your story, ‘Walking the Dog’, published in The Trouble With Flying and other stories skillfully blends a personal tale of loss with greater meditation on compassion, duty and the caring of the needy. And yet if anything the story seems to posit that we are all, in some way, needy of such compassion. Was this […]
‘Baby Talk’, published in Lost Boy and other stories is imbued with unspoken emotion from the first sentence through to its gentle but deeply moving conclusion. What are your thoughts on connection and community? Is it sometimes just enough to be there in spirit, as opposed to explicitly sharing one’s experiences, do you think? Connection […]
Australian short story author Michelle Wright has won pretty much everything there is to win in terms of literary competitions. We’re grateful then that with all her success, her writing only gets better and better with each story. Her latest story, ‘Photographs of the Missing’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, […]
Melanie_Cheng is a mother, writer, doctor and champion multi-tasker. Her story, ‘White Sparrow’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We spoke to her about what she reads, watches and listens to while writing up a storm… What are you reading? For Christmas my very thoughtful sister-in-law bought […]
  Linda Brucesmith is a writer and public relations consultant based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her short fiction has been published in Australia and in the United Kingdom, and her story, ‘Bedtime Story’ was published in The Trouble With Flying and other stories. We spoke to her about what she’s been reading, watching and listening to […]
Your story, ‘Weight Bearing Exercise’, published in  Lost Boy and other stories was an intelligent meditation on race, responsibility and moving forward, and yet it’s never didactic. How did you balance up the needs of the narrative with a deeper, subtle approach to the political elements? I’m pleased Laurie, that you enjoyed and appreciated the […]
In writing, it’s often said that you live and die by the strength of your characters. Is this true of photography too? Are there certain ways to bring out inherent personality traits when conducting a shoot? I don’t think I have ever thought about photography in that way. Personally, I would say the strength is […]
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