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Hayley Katzen

Hayley Katzen
Hayley Katzen is an award-winning short story writer. Her short stories and essays have been published in Australian and American journals and anthologies. Her short story ‘The Lehman’s Armchair’ was produced and broadcast on ABC Radio after winning the 2007 ABC Short Story Award. She has worked as a legal academic and researcher, and now lives on a cattle farm in northern New South Wales. She is currently an MFA candidate at City University of Hong Kong. This essay was commended in the 2013 Calibre Prize.

'The Lonely Death' by Hayley Katzen

May 2013, no. 351 26 April 2013
Find Me Before I Die a Lonely– Title of an album by electronic band Minuit A human body exposed to summer heat can be reduced to bones in nine days. First the flies and maggots feast on the body’s fluids. As the tissues decay, they feed on the whole body through orifices and wounds. Next the insects and predators gorge on the juicy maggots. Once the body has begun to decompose, ... (read more)