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.
Janis Spehr / Leaving Ray
A collection of sharply written short stories.
Craig Cormick / A Funny Thing Happened At 27,000 Feet
Craig Cormick’s award-winning collection of short stories pokes a sharp satirical stick into the eye of the age of terror, through stories that refuse to conform to the political rhetoric and media sensationalism of our times. His humour and the aim of his pen are deadly!
Edna Taylor / Skeleton in the Cupboard
This is a collection of short stories for people who like a good yarn - a story they can finish in one go, without having to mark the page and come back to a few days later, only to realise that they have forgotten the plot and have to start all over again.
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.
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.
Simon Stuart / Beauty in the Ruins
'Crafted with sensitivity and empathy, these are stories of resilience, strength and triumph. For as flawed and bruised by life as Stuart’s characters may be, they refuse to be defeated. Rather, they have the courage to remain resilient and hopeful, finding solace and insight in the fleeting moments of beauty that flicker in the shadows of everyday life. A stunning first collection of stories from an outstanding new writer.' - Michael de Valle
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
Jennifer Shapcott / Aftertaste
Stories of love, kindness, desire and revenge.
Margaret Visciglio / Terra Nullius
There are stories that celebrate migrants of British background, of Greek and Italian and Chinese origins. And the last story tells the story of a refugee family that is as pertinent today as it was in 1956, the year in which it is set.
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.
Myra King / City Paddock
An eclectic collection of short stories tackling subjects as varied as psychological mind games, the effects of war on those left behind, the vagaries of heterosexual and lesbian love, self-abortion, and murder, told through characters as diverse as a retired Light Horseman, a lighthouse keeper’s wife, and an old Aboriginal man, and set in periods from the nineteenth century to the late 2020s.
Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts
Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.
Ian Coulls / The Complete and Utter Truth About the World and Everything In It
The Complete and Utter Truth About the World and Everything In It is a collection of dark-humoured short stories, sometimes whimsical, sometimes passionate, about a variety of relationships set in different times and cultures.
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.
Tessa Bremner / An Affair With Mr Renoir
Sometimes dramatic, sometimes delicate, always to the point, Tessa Bremner’s collection of short stories presents a very poignant view of the lives of her characters and their struggle to have their voices heard above the noise of cultural sensibilities. In her storytelling, Bremner draws on a lifetime in theatre to make her characters three-dimensional and all too real.
Robert Horne / Love the Hurt
The characters in this collection are often dislocated, outsiders looking for something more from their experience - some finding it, some learning from it, some losing it. The stories are blackly humorous, twisting the reader towards an offbeat kind of compassion that lives in the heart for days.
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
David Brelsford / Crossroads
An engaging collection of stories.
Jennifer Shapcott / Long Odds: stories
Stories of mystery, desire and secret lives. Jennifer Shapcott’s stories sparkle with poignancy and humour.