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…”