The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

Reviewed by
November 2016, no. 386
Sara Savage reviews 'The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region' edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region

edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

Scribe $27.99 pb, 271 pp, 9781925321562

The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

Reviewed by
November 2016, no. 386

At the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival, Maxine Beneba Clarke received a standing ovation for her opening address in which she pushed for greater diversity in literature. ‘Something powerful stirred,’ she said of reading the few books with diverse characters available to her as a teenager, from Sally Morgan to Judy Blume. ‘These were stories about difference and sameness, about home and unbelonging. They were my stories.’

Sara Savage reviews 'The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region' edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region

edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short

Scribe $27.99 pb, 271 pp, 9781925321562

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