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Susan Midalia

The Trouble With Flying

Susan Midalia is a former academic who is now a full-time fiction writer. She has published two collections of short stories: A History of the Beanbag (2007), shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, and An Unknown Sky (2012). She was one of the judges of the 2012 T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished fiction or creative non-fiction manuscript.  Her latest collection, Feet to the Stars and other stories (2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 WA Premier’s Book Awards and Susan’s novel The Art of Persuasion has recently been published by Fremantle Press.


  • The collection is made up of twenty four stories selected from the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Self-described ‘fledgling’ writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year’s competition for her story, The Trouble with Flying.  The second prize story, Dying, is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard.  Highly Commended entries are from:…

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