Traditionally, at this time of year, we see the release of new books. With the holidays and the season of exchanging gifts ahead, “The Lieutenant” by Kate Grenville; “Avoiding Mr Right” by Anita Heiss; “Car Lovers” by John Dale; “Tender Morsels” by Margo Lanagan are just a few of the books recently released by Australian authors.
For those who enjoy reading
short stories:NEW — “The Boat” by Nam Le, ‘a collection of short stories. ‘“The Boat” is Mr. Le’s first book, but it is already receiving the kind of praise usually reserved for far more accomplished writers.’
If you like to listen to stories try
Short Story on ABC Radio National.
“You can hear two Short Stories each Sunday. The second program, at 3.35pm, is a discrete progam, not a repeat of the 8.30am program. Short Story on Radio National, the best of classic and contemporary short fiction from Australian and world writers read by some of Australia‘s leading actors.”
Australian classic short stories
“The Loaded Dog” by Henry Lawson,
“Squeaker’s Mate” and “The Chosen Vessel” by Barbara Baynton & other ‘Bush stories’,
A whole range of short stories from various authors and countries, in the Gutenberg collection of e-texts, which you can download.
And look out for those beautifully produced little gems “On Experience” by David Malouf and “On Rage” by Germaine Greer and others in this series. Published by Melbourne University Press, they’re in the book shops now.