The New Dark Age by Joan London

Reviewed by
May 2004, no. 261
Paul Hetherington reviews 'The New Dark Age' by Joan London

The New Dark Age

by Joan London

Picador, $22 pb, 353 pp

The New Dark Age by Joan London

Reviewed by
May 2004, no. 261

Over the last couple of decades in Australia, short fiction has been a poor cousin to the literary novel. While this country continues to produce fine writers of short fiction, many of them struggle to achieve book publication of their works. Larger publishers often seem no more interested in collections of short fiction than they are in poetry collections. Their argument: short fiction, like poetry, does not sell. It has often been left to smaller Australian publishers to produce and promote short fiction writers, who are sometimes taken up by a major publisher if they achieve a notable success with a longer work.

Paul Hetherington reviews 'The New Dark Age' by Joan London

The New Dark Age

by Joan London

Picador, $22 pb, 353 pp

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