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Margaret River Press just signed a contract to work with Paul Iskov for a book of recipes and stories about his dining experience Fervor. We interviewed Robert Wood to talk about the book and his role in compiling the stories. Can you tell us a little bit about the book?  The book with Fervor is […]
Due to launch in December 2017, Bree's Forest Adventure is Margaret River Press' first children's book by two Margaret River locals. With words by Miriam Wei Wei Lo and illustrations by her daughter, Emily-Rose Lochore, this special mother-daughter story has a soft spot in our hearts. Miriam and Emily-Rose took a moment out of their busy schedules to chat with us about the book.
The bathhouse change cubicle is half the size of my en suite. Its oppressive walls are the same bland lemon chiffon. The faux marble floor tiles almost match our genuine ones. If I felt better, its clinical seclusion might appeal less. The previous occupant’s lingering Lily of the Valley perfume brings  on  a  sneeze  that  […]
I’m standing cold in the sand, trying to see Rottnest Island through the sky’s swathes of grey. My face is slick with tears that taste of you. No-one can tell me why the intensity of my grief—the savagery of it, the way it has me by the throat—isn’t enough to bring you  back. Sometimes I […]
The Margaret River region of Australia’s south-west is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines. There are now more than 200 wineries, predominantly boutique style, in the region, producing more than 20% of Australia’s premium wine market.  The Way It Was by Peter Forrestal and Ray Jordan tells the story of the  early days of the […]
  I had this deal with a guy who owned a noodle joint. Sundays and Wednesdays I sucked his cock; he fed me and Gus. It was solid. Meant I didn’t have to beg all day, scrounge slops half the night just to get by. He caught us one night trawling for scraps in the […]
Sometimes we lay us down. Twofold not much apart. Laid in the shade on the front lawn. Blowed dandelions. Knees warm bent. Summer day. This smell of damp grass. Must have rained before. Not heavy. Just dewdrops sprinkled. Jani sat in the sunny place. Jani a bit tipsy from cheap burgundy. I had a sip. […]
This year’s Margaret River Short Story Competition anthology was edited by Ellen Van Neerven, author of her debut collection Heat and Light, and poetry collection Comfort Food. Ellen is quiet and contemplative in person but on the page, unique worlds come to life and flawed, believable characters face their fear. Ellen is one of he […]
Crefter was the first to rise, brushing the dust from his limbs. The air lay lank and heavy around us where we sat in a circle on the sand. The dead lead-grey sky was streaking with the red colour of day now, thick and unmoving overhead. The sun  had  not  come  up  yet,  but  all […]
The first thing that struck me about your story, ‘When the Sky Looks Like the Belly of a Donkey,’ was its title. How important is metaphor to your work, and how do you ensure you’re harnessing your most effective, most original use of said metaphor? Metaphors do not have exact logical connections with the things […]
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