Anthology

Ruth Starke reviews 'The Best Australian Stories 2011' edited by Cate Kennedy

Ruth Starke
24 November 2011

The ABC Shop is currently selling online The Best Australian Stories 2010 for $14.99. ‘Ideal for summer reading’ its advertising says, and it surely doesn’t matter which summer. At that price you might get yourself a copy and sling it in your beach bag, unless you suspect it might dampen your holiday mood. More than a few reviewers found the overall tone of the collection bleak a ... More

Chris Flynn reviews 'The Best Australian Stories 2010' edited by Cate Kennedy and 'New Australian Stories 2' edited by Aviva Tuffield

Chris Flynn
04 May 2011

Amore appropriate moniker for this year’s Black Inc. collection might be ‘Bleak Australian Stories 2010’. Either the editor’s taste runs More

Alex Lewis reviews 'I Can See My House From Here: UTS Writers’ Anthology 2010' edited by Alice Grundy et al.

Alex Lewis
04 May 2011

The great Russian short story writer Ivan Bunin said that in the process of becoming a writer, ‘one learns not to invent, but to see clearly...

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Angela Meyer reviews 'The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Other Stories' edited by Georgia Richter

Angela Meyer
21 April 2011

While the stories in The Kid on the Karaoke Stage vary thematically, they are predominantly realist in style, with plenty of seemingly serendipitous through-lines. Georgia Richter, who has edited the collection superbly, says that she was interested in ‘the way we turn to writing to crystallise moments of realisation’. The authors all have links to West ... More

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