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 Let us take it that the bridge is built and crossed, that we can put it out of our mind. We have left behind the territory in which we were. We are in the far territory; where we want to be. – J.M. Coetzee Every time we read, we cross a bridge to another territory.…

Kate_Glenister’s enthusiasm is infectiously amiable. Her writing is similarly easy to like, such is Glenister’s ability to capture the minutiae of grief. Her story, ‘A House’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We spoke to hear about her world, and the way that she sees it… What […]
Author Chloe Wilson, whose story ‘The Drydown’ appears in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology Shibboleth and other stories, writes stores that you can see, hear, taste and smell. It was therefore imperative that we spoke with her, and got a peak into her sensory world… What are you reading? I have a library copy […]
Penny Gibson, whose story flight will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology Shibboleth and other stories, is a brave, insightful writer. Her stories sing, and ache and transform the reader, and today she takes us around her sensory world… First of all I should say that what feeds my senses and sustains […]
Penny Gibson, whose story flight will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology Shibboleth and other stories, is a brave, insightful writer. Her stories sing, and ache and transform the reader, and today she takes us around her sensory world… First of all I should say that what feeds my senses and sustains […]
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 […]
Water always runs to the deepest point, to where the land is lowest. For me, the same is true of writing. The words fall into the places that lie deep beneath. I think of them as the 2am places. The ones you usually hide with conversation and movement. The voice in your head that you […]
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!  […]
At the Citadel in deep ponds the koi, like shards of afternoon light, swam at the surface waiting for crumbs. I stood with my eldest son in the rain. Tiny frogs hid in cracks between the pavers while we traced a spray of bullet holes on a wall, the mortar crumbling damply beneath our fingers. […]
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 […]
My children joke that I interrogate people when I travel. And they’re probably right. I want to know the stories, because one of the things I’ve learned since I started writing is that everybody’s got one. It’s these stories that I travel to find. After all, you don’t travel to another country to learn about […]

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