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October 9, 2008

New Collections of Short Stories

Filed under: Support Short Stories — roundtablewriting @ 8:46 am

More new books of short stories worth putting on your reading list – there’s never been a better time to try a collection of stories:

We All Need a Witness: UTS Writers’ Anthology

The 22nd anthology of fiction and poetry by authors who are all students at UTS, published by Brandl & Schlesinger. I have read the last few UTS writers’ anthologies, they are an excellent read and at $24.95 this anthology is good value, too.

“The Rip” by Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe’s new collection of short stories, The Rip is in the shops, too. You can read a brief interview at http://www.middlemiss.org/weblog/archives/matilda/2008/10/robert_drewe_in.html

“Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance”

Matthew Kneale, Picador UK. (author of the award-winning “English Passengers”).

The author takes the reader “on a journey around today’s uncertain world”.

A newly released novel worth checking out is:

The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide, Debra is a Senior Lecturer in the UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She has also edited Southerly and is the author of several books.

And for younger readers:

Erasmus James and the Galactic Zapp Machine” By Dc Green – just launched.

I Am Jack” by Susanne Gervay, with cartoons by Cathy Wilcox, published Angus & Robertson.

Today’s Writing Tip

Read, read, read as much as you possibly can by the best authors you can find.

In her book “Central Mischief”, Elizabeth Jolley wrote:

I read a great deal. Reading and writing rob me of sleep. I admire some writers tremendously and read their work over and over again. I take what I need from literature and try, in this way, to improve my own writing…

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