This eclectic anthology of new stories showcases some of our finest writers, and proves that the short story is alive and well in Australia.
From seasoned practitioners of the form through to emerging stars of the short-story firmament, New Australian Stories 2 caters for all tastes. There’s humour, mystery, drama, and even some delusion and deceit. Ideal for dipping into, and perfect for those seeking inspiration and escape, this collection is designed for your reading pleasure.
Full list of contributors: Debra Adelaide, Claire Aman, Jon Bauer, Melissa Beit, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Tony Birch, Georgia Blain, Patrick Cullen, Sonja Dechian, Brooke Dunnell, Peggy Frew, Julie Gittus, Marion Halligan, Jacinta Halloran, Karen Hitchcock, Anne Jenner, Myfanwy Jones, Lesley Jorgensen, Cate Kennedy, Zane Lovitt, Scott McDermott, Fiona McFarlane, Jane McGown, A.G. McNeil, Susan Midalia, Jennifer Mills, Meg Mundell, Peta Murray, Ruby J. Murray, Mark O’Flynn, Ryan O’Neill, Paddy O’Reilly, Kate Ryan, Emma Schwarcz, Jane Sullivan, Chris Womersley.
‘There’s a story for most readers in this absorbing new collection of new short fiction. Dark, humorous, quirky and many other descriptive labels besides – pick your preferred writing style and there’s probably something to suit.’
Barbara Sungaila, Australian Women Online
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‘While it is the nature of short story collections to contain something for just about everyone, Scribe fiction editor Aviva Tuffield has brought together a particularly interesting and entertaining collection. She has furnished this work with stories from authors who will be familiar names to followers of contemporary Australian writing, such as Cate Kennedy and Chris Womersley, alongside lesser known writers whose work shows strength, freshness and flair, making the whole collection a delight to read.’
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‘All I can say is if you appreciate and enjoy reading really well-written, clever and interesting stories, this is the anthology for you.’
Megan Burke, Literary Life
‘Another seriously impressive collection.’
‘Some of Australia's best short story writers are brought together in this anthology, from well-known names to emerging authors. There's humour, mystery, drama and even some some delusion and deceit promised in this eclectic collection’
‘There's no shortage of stories that offer a sense of potential from newcomers or confirm the practised skill of the old hands.’