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Rebekah Clarkson

Rebekah Clarkson

Rebekah Clarkson is working on her first collection of short stories. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and is finishing a PhD there. [Photograph by Andy Rasheed at eyefood].

Rebekah Clarkson reviews 'The Best Australian Stories 2013', edited by Kim Scott

February 2014, no. 358 16 January 2014
An American friend recently asked me to define the Australian short story. Despite misgivings, I muttered something about birth, landscape and setting, vernacular, diversity, then retreated. The Best Australian Stories 2013 provides a viable answer. Short stories don’t want to be defined; they are much too subversive for that. They only want to be read. The best ones will want to be read again, ... (read more)

Jolley Prize 2013 (Shortlist): 'The Five Truths of Manhood' by Rebekah Clarkson

October 2013, no. 355 25 September 2013
1. You are going to die Malcolm has every reason to believe that he’ll be fine. The word ‘fine’ laps gently in his mind like the outgoing tide in a sheltered bay. From resting heartbeat to penile erection, Malcolm’s wiry forty-nine year old body has never given him cause to complain. Things Malcolm can’t see too, those that slide around in darkness, have always done so, smooth and effor ... (read more)