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Barry Divola is a journalist and author from Sydney. He writes regularly for Rolling Stone, The Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Style, the (sydney) magazine and Monocle (UK) and 314 notes on contributors he is the long‑time music critic at Who magazine.

Barry has published seven books—three non‑fiction books, three children’s alphabet books with illustrator Paul McNeil, and one book of fiction (Nineteen Seventysomething). Barry has won the Banjo Paterson Award for short fiction three times, for his stories ‘Nipple’, ‘Cicada Boy’ and ‘Nixon’ (which all appear in Nineteen Seventysomething) and the 2011 FAW Jennifer Burbidge Award for the story ‘Life Be In It’.

2013 Winning Story: Knitting


  • Twenty-four stories were selected from 260 entries submitted to the Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition. These are stories about men, women - and children - who stand aside from the mainstream world, and see it, as Emily Dickinson would say, 'aslant'.

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