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Allee Richards

Allee Richards' short fiction has been published widely in Australian literary magazines and anthologies, including Kill Your DarlingsThe Best Australian Stories, New Australian FictionBest Summer StoriesThe Lifted BrowVoiceworks and Australian Book Review. Her debut novel, Small Joys of Real Life, was shortlisted for the 2019 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2020 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. A Light in the Dark is her second novel. Allee lives in Melbourne and works as a theatre lighting technician.

'What This Is', a new story by Allee Richards

ABR Fiction 06 March 2018
You are meeting with your PhD supervisor. You’re in his office – there’s a desk, books, framed degrees, and a wife, also framed. And there’s you and your supervisor seated on opposite sides of his desk. You’ve just completed the first confirmation for your PhD. Confirmation had once made you think of young girls in white tulle dresses, of people who have faith. At university, confirmatio ... (read more)