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Cassie Hamer is a writer that’s as winning than the Hawthorn Football Club, and much more fun to be around. Her story, ‘Le Farfalle’ will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We talked to her about her sensory cues; those books, films, songs, and TV shows that have […]
What are you reading? My copy of Shibboleth arrived on Monday, so I’m enjoying the stories in it. I’ve read Jo_Riccioni’s title story and Magdalena_McGuire’s ‘It used to be a Boyd,’ so far, and loved them both. Helen Garner’s ‘Everywhere I look.’ I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Helen’s work. She has […]
What are you reading? I’ve just had the pleasure of reading ‘Affinity’ by Sarah Waters, involving a single woman in the Victorian era who starts visiting a young woman in prison who claims to be a spirit medium. It was utterly compelling; the imagery is vivid and the story unfolds effortlessly. I’m currently reading ‘Fever […]
What are you reading? At the moment I’m at my mum’s house in Queanbeyan, so I’m dipping into some of her books. She loves Marilynne Robinson, so last night I started Gilead, a dying preacher’s letter to his son. “I saw a bubble float past my window, fat and wobbly and ripening toward that dragonfly […]
What are you reading? As I’m planning a sort of war novel I’ve been keeping most of my reading round that, and recently enjoyed No Man’s Land: Writings from a World at War, a compelling international anthology of memoir and short fiction. Otherwise it’s a mixed bag. Courtesy of a great little bookshop in Fishwyck, […]
Your story, ‘Relic’, published in The Lost Boy and other stories, has a brutality in its language that stands out from the other more lyrical stories in the collection. Was this intentional, and do you have effective strategies when it comes to pairing language with subject matter in your own work? I struggled with the […]
Sue Robertson writes stories that ache with gentle humanity, and a willingess to confront at times difficult truths in regards to love and life. Her story, ‘Before They Had Teeth’ will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We spoke to hear about the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes […]
We spoke to Westerly editor, novelist and short story writer extraoradinaire Dr Catherine Noske about the things the set her world alight. Not surprisingly, she was erudite, considered, and engaging…her story, ‘Brown Snake’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories in August, 2016. What are you reading? I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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