The Best Australian Stories 2013 edited by Kim Scott

Reviewed by
February 2014, no. 358
The Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

edited by Kim Scott

Black Inc., $29.99 pb, 287 pp, 9781863956260

The Best Australian Stories 2013 edited by Kim Scott

Reviewed by
February 2014, no. 358

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, and will offer up something new each time.

The Best Australian Stories 2013

The Best Australian Stories 2013

edited by Kim Scott

Black Inc., $29.99 pb, 287 pp, 9781863956260

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