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Laura_Elvery is an award-winning short story writer, mother, PhD Candidate and tackler of tales, including her story ‘Acrobat’, which will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. She takes us into her sensory world… What are you reading? I always have a few books on the go (I’m not…

Recently I read an interview with the English writer, Hilary Mantel, which got me thinking about the role of the author in writing historical fiction. Mantel is a rigorous researcher (which, being a researcher myself, I admire) and insists on the novelist’s duty to stick to the facts, as they’re set out in the history […]
Your story, “Bedtime Story”, published in The Trouble with Flying and other stories, rests gently on the divide between children’s need for the truth, and their competing need for comfort. Is this the first time you’ve explored the reality of a child protagonist? Isn’t that interesting… I had to go back and check. In the […]
 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. […]
 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 […]
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!  […]

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