2007 Calibre Prize (commended): 'Death Dance' by David Hansen

David Hansen

I am at the exhibition ‘National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries’. I have come to see a picture of a man named Bungaree. I am standing in front of him, but I am distanced. ... More

2007 Porter Prize winner: 'Sanctum' by Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron

So there he was in the library, crouched above the floor
       like a mousetrap, squinting into his rickety parallel edition
of the Satires. The paperback was from the late f ... More

2007 Calibre Prize (Winner): 'An die Nachgeborenen: For those who come after' by Elisabeth Holdsworth

Elisabeth Holdsworth

‘Welcome to the Netherlands!’ the sign says in Dutch and English. The Schipol customs official inspects my Australian passport. ‘Ne ... More