Carol Patterson / State of the Heart
Carol Patterson’s arresting style infuses her short stories with fresh, vibrant life.
Dominic Kirwan / The Holy Babble
The Holy Babble is a sumptuous feast for the imagination. In this Hieronymus Bosch style drive-through, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny steal the Christ myth. Panty thieves, monkeys chained to word processors, and rebellious talking ants inhabit decrepit fringes of the city of Moralpanik.
Brian Hungerford / She Said She Knew What Side of the Family That Came From
Brian Hungerford is an award winning author and one of the World’s most experienced storytellers, in the oral tradition.
Derek Mortimer / Vigil & other stories
Some of the tales in Vigil are sad, some are funny, some are both. All are full of humanity and a love for life.
Laurie Brady / Beyond the Pale
This collection of short stories focuses on a variety of unusual but not atypical emotional and lifestyle reactions people experience as a result of guilt, compassion, indiscretion, abuse, jealousy, fantasy, loss, sense of mission, and impending death.
Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer (editors) / The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss
In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers’ tales. Their skilfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient and, above all, damn good reading.
Janis Spehr / Flowers for the Protestants
Most of the stories are located in a domesticated rural landscape which nevertheless retains a haunting, crooked beauty while some occur in an urban environment which enables women to forge new identities through work and love.
Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories
Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it.
Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts
Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.
Edna Taylor / The Empty Chair & other stories
'Classic short stories have an immediate momentum taking us directly to the action or the issue. They have an economy of time and place and a sudden resolution. Edna Taylor’s short stores are indeed such classics.' - Dr Michael Liddle
J.S. Scholz / Little Islands and other stories
J.S. Scholz’s writing has won many prestigious awards, and been published as far afield as Norway. Now, a unique selection of his stories is gathered here - small islands in a big sea.
Brennan O'Shea / Don't Wait
Stories by Brennan O’Shea have been described as ‘quirky’. Don’t Wait is a selection from the last twenty years. O’Shea lives a very quiet life in a seaside suburb of Adelaide.
David Brelsford / Bernie
David Brelsford's second collection of stories.
Laurie Brady / Pursuit: Humorous Stories
Recollecting school escapades, ridding a house of lust, a practical joke misfiring, dealing with a boy’s swearing, a talking dog, a woman’s take on the Odysseus legend, dogged self-centredness, a suspect solution to the world’s problems, bizarre seductions, an afterlife wish granted, a jinxed lover pursuing his beloved…
Pippa Kay / Keeping it in the Family
'Pippa Kay does not shrink from reality when it is cruel or sordid, but neither does she wallow. Though there is drama aplenty, and ugliness, there is pathos too. This is not misery-lit. In these stories, the author neither condemns nor excuses. This is their great strength.' - Janita Cunnington
Barbara Gurney / Purple and Other Hues
Barbara Gurney’s award-winning stories sit on an easel of storytelling, within a collection of multicoloured work.
Avril Smith / A Fragment of Time
'Her warmth for life’s misfits shines through in her writing - as does her sharp wit, humour and appreciation of the quirky and inexplicable.' - Anna Buck
Susan Fitzgerald / A Child at Heart
Tales of the mischief of boys as they grow into men and of women who have moved on from the choices of girls.
Ian Coulls / Where the Hell is Heaven?
Where the Hell is Heaven? is another collection of dark-humoured short stories, sometimes whimsical, sometimes passionate, about a variety of relationships set in different times and cultures.
Robert Horne / The Undergrowth & other stories
Robert Horne’s fascinating range of characters haunt the bars, porches and offices of Adelaide looking for answers to questions about themselves. They are often angry, frustrated and confused, but always seeking an opportunity for change.