y A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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Notes

  • This collection was first published in the USA and England in early 2003. It was extensively reviewed throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Not all reviews have been captured by AustLit.
  • Listed in The New York Times Book Review's list of Notable Books for 2003.
  • Very briefly reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, 25 January 2004, p.24
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the stories contain numerous Indian characters and have references to Indian imagery.

Contents

* Contents derived from the
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
:
Viking , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Hill Station, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 1-33)
All the Rivers in the World, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 35-71)
A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 73-112)
White Flour, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 113-134)
Watson and the Shark, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 135-164)
The Carpenter Who Looked Like a Boxer, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 165-188)
Blue, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 189-210)
Acts of Memory, Wisdom of Man, John Murray , 2003 single work short story (p. 211-274)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2003 .
      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 0670913472
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2003 .
      Extent: 274p.
      ISBN: 0670913480 (pbk.)
    • c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Penguin , 2004 .
      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 0141010479

Works about this Work

Frontiers of Life and Death : The Human, New Wars and World Literary Sensibilities Debjani Ganguly , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: What is the Human? : Australian Voices from the Humanities 2012; (p. 103-122)
Caring Words the Right Medicine Tom Richardson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 July 2005; (p. 19)
Untitled Marie Evans , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 62)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Sense and Sensibility; Stories Overflow with Glories and Cruelties and Natural World Gail Caldwell , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Boston Globe , 9 August 2003; (p. M08)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Streaked with Gold Claire Messud , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 31 May 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Stories Question the Human Story Chris Power , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Times , 21 May 2003;

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Diving into Details to Escape Secrets and Nightmares Michiko Kakutani , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , 16 May 2003; (p. 25)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Delicate Creatures Tom Miller , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 27 April 2003; (p. T05)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Heartfelt Entomology of the Soul Andrea Stretton , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 September 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Can You Hear My Accent? Kim Zetter , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 3)
Five-Finger Exercise with Doctors and Insects Jose Borghino , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 255 2003; (p. 44)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Two Sides to the Story Chris Brice , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 October 2003; (p. 13)
Healer Weaves Art from Life Helen Chryssides , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2003; (p. 3a)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Scenes from a Southern Land Peter Pierce , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December - 13 January vol. 121 no. 6403 2003-2004; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Three Dog Night Peter Goldsworthy 2003 single work novel ; The Colour of Walls Janet Kelly 2003 single work novel ; Homecoming Adib Khan 2003 single work novel ; The Touch Colleen McCullough 2003 single work novel ; A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story ; Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; The Secret Cure Sue Woolfe 2003 single work novel ; The Boy Julian Davies 2003 single work novel
Sense and Sensibility; Stories Overflow with Glories and Cruelties and Natural World Gail Caldwell , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Boston Globe , 9 August 2003; (p. M08)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Streaked with Gold Claire Messud , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 31 May 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Stories Question the Human Story Chris Power , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Times , 21 May 2003;

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Diving into Details to Escape Secrets and Nightmares Michiko Kakutani , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , 16 May 2003; (p. 25)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Delicate Creatures Tom Miller , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 27 April 2003; (p. T05)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Heartfelt Entomology of the Soul Andrea Stretton , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 September 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 September 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Five-Finger Exercise with Doctors and Insects Jose Borghino , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 255 2003; (p. 44)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Healer Weaves Art from Life Helen Chryssides , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2003; (p. 3a)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Scenes from a Southern Land Peter Pierce , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December - 13 January vol. 121 no. 6403 2003-2004; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Three Dog Night Peter Goldsworthy 2003 single work novel ; The Colour of Walls Janet Kelly 2003 single work novel ; Homecoming Adib Khan 2003 single work novel ; The Touch Colleen McCullough 2003 single work novel ; A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story ; Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; The Secret Cure Sue Woolfe 2003 single work novel ; The Boy Julian Davies 2003 single work novel
Untitled Marie Evans , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 62)

— Review of A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story
Can You Hear My Accent? Kim Zetter , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 3)
Two Sides to the Story Chris Brice , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 October 2003; (p. 13)
Caring Words the Right Medicine Tom Richardson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 July 2005; (p. 19)
Frontiers of Life and Death : The Human, New Wars and World Literary Sensibilities Debjani Ganguly , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: What is the Human? : Australian Voices from the Humanities 2012; (p. 103-122)

Awards

2004 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
2004 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award This award was known as the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award from 1988-2007.
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