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September 25, 2008

New Books and stories by Australian authors

Filed under: Uncategorized — roundtablewriting @ 1:27 am

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.’

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/14/books/14nam.html?ref=books

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.”

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/sstory/

Australian classic short stories

The Loaded Dog” by Henry Lawson,

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Loaded_Dog

Squeaker’s Mate” and “The Chosen Vessel” by Barbara Baynton & other ‘Bush stories’,

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100141.txt

A whole range of short stories from various authors and countries, in the Gutenberg collection of e-texts, which you can download.

http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-003/

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.

Happy reading,

Sharon

Round Table Writing

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