Julie Thorndyke / Divertimento
Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present-day cities and the distant mystical past.
David Brelsford / Hot Chocolate
David Brelsford won the Hula Manu writing competition at the Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus in 1973.
Margaret Visciglio / Only Two Letters in Orroroo
Only Two Letters in Orroroo is not a war novel; it is an anti-war novel. The novel’s theme is dark but there are flashes of light and humour.
Peter Rodgers / Life, Death and Other Distractions
Life, Death and Other Distractions is a masterclass for the writing of short stories.
Janis Spehr / The light at the edge of the sky
Told in haunting, elegiac prose, Janis Spehr’s short, exquisite novel is about jealousy, betrayal and exile.
Libby Sommer / Lost in Cooper Park
A bitter-sweet comedic account of mistakes, misconceptions and reconciliations in the lives of a disparate group of urban men and women.
Robert Horne / The Glass Harpoon
This is an important novel about friendship and love, and about aboriginal culture, frontier violence and the meaning of the law.
Jena Woodhouse / Dreams of Flight
This is a richly nuanced collection from an accomplished writer of immense style and grace.
Kelly Van Nelson / Rolling in the Mud
Kelly Van Nelson brings her raw trademark style to this eclectic range of bite-sized literary tales, stripping back the layers of false expectations to reveal the human psyche and the stark reality of today.
Maureen Mendolowitz / Potholes and Paris
In this novel's climax of heightened and uncontrollable emotions, a terrible event occurs. Some lives are irretrievably damaged. Others are destroyed. Only the wretched village remains, its faded name on a broken board, crooked between two time-worn posts.
Errol O'Neill / Denying the Faith
A collection of stories emanating from the experience of growing up, living and working in Australia’s third metropolis.
M.M. Riches / The Crossing
When young novice Sister Anthony is assigned to St Cuthbert’s orphanage, she is ill-prepared for the shocking revelations that will challenge everything she believes and bring her into conflict with her superiors, her family and her church.
Colin Rogers / Of Gods, Guitars and Grafters
Four stories that draw upon both the author’s personal experiences and reflect his abiding curiosity about our social history and the manner in which people interact with each other.
Kathleen Fernandes / Wicked & Whimsical
From the pampered to the parsimonious, the strange to the ridiculous, this collection of short stories will amuse, tease and mystify. It will appeal to anyone who likes a laugh and who is bored reading about nice people.
Decima Wraxall / Stolen Fruit
A raw and real tale of pioneer life in the Australian bush against a background of World War Two.
Antonia Hildebrand / A Simple Twist of Fate
These stories show how your fate is twisted by choices you make.
Virgilio Goncalves / Quick as a Wink: 60 stories
Readers will find, within most stories, characters they identify with, either in vexed or, more usually, pleasant ways.
Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton / Prophecy & other stories
One remark can give rise to an idea which can lead to a variety of destinations.
Angus Gaunt / Black Rabbit
Angus Gaunt’s nasty little novel is about a man who stumbles towards a kind of redemption as he absents himself from society.
Sean Crawley / Dead People Don't Make Jam
In his unique and punchy style, Sean Crawley takes the reader from the bush to the coast, riding on city trains, and into the suburban lives of ordinary Australian families.