A Refreshing Sleep single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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form y Karroyul Kim Scott , Australia : Spear Point Productions , 2015 8733237 2015 single work film/TV

'An Aboriginal girl, lost and empty after the death of her mother discovers her past in an unlikely place.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Westerly vol. 54 no. 2 November 2009 Z1643069 2009 periodical issue

    'This unique edition of the Westerly provides a space for Aboriginal stories to be published and heard. There is a great diversity in the stories in this edition, some focus on family relationships, others on Country and some on the trauma of colonisation. A common theme is the subtle and often ironic sense of humour that threads through the collection, offering a sense of hope and resilience. The collection is thought-provoking, insightful, sad, funny, and full of those wonderful foibles that make us all human.' (Source: Editorial)

    pg. 37-48
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Stories 2009 Delia Falconer (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1652008 2009 anthology short story extract (taught in 2 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 pg. 30-40
Alternative title: Sovande
Language: Swedish
  • Appears in:
    y Australien berättar : drömtidens framtid : nitton noveller Lars Ahlstrom (editor), Lars Ahlstrom (translator), Sweden : 2009 Z1674252 2009 anthology short story Australia Says : Dream Tomorrow's Future : Nineteen Short Stories Sweden : 2009 pg. 177-191
  • Appears in:
    y Where There's Smoke : Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men Black Inc. (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2015 8700359 2015 anthology short story

    'Where There's Smoke presents outstanding short fiction by Australia's finest male writers. These are tales of love, secrets, doubt and torment, the everyday and the extraordinary.

    'A man sleeps at the site of a massacre and wakes refreshed. An unassuming piano tuner is sent off to contribute to the war effort. A woman with Alzheimer's is dragged along by her interfering son to visit Uluru.

    'Brilliant, shocking and profound, these tales will leave you reeling in ways that only a great short story can.

    'Chris Womersley Murray Bail Tim Winton Rodney Hall David Malouf Tony Birch Shane Maloney Ryan O'Neill Nam Le * Kim Scott

    'and many more' (Publication summary)

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2015


2010 winner Patricia Hackett Prize For best contribution to Westerly in 2009
Last amended 30 Aug 2012
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