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I Like Him to Write Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994
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  • Appears in:
    y This Is for You Michael Wilding , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z368546 1994 selected work short story science fiction crime Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 150-166
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 53 no. 2 Winter 1994 Z602101 1994 periodical issue 1994 pg. 197-207
  • Appears in:
    y Somewhere New : New and Selected Stories Michael Wilding , Rockhampton Colwall : Central Queensland University Press McBride's Books , 1996 Z507483 1996 selected work short story Rockhampton Colwall : Central Queensland University Press McBride's Books , 1996 pg. 185-198

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Non-Australian Settings in Michael Wilding's Selected and New Short Stories Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 17-41)

'Where is "somewhere new"? As denoted by the title in his new collection of short stories, Michael Wilding perceives it in a symbolic sense, as a place of potential, away from the centre on the decentralizing margin, a place that enables a fresh new start, a future. It can be just anywhere, in Australia on a Sydney beach or the Balmain part of the harbour, in the United States on Jack Kerouac's beloved Mississippi river which really stands for the river Severn in Wilding's native England, or in North Africa. Michael Wilding's (born 1942) recently published collection of twenty new and selected short stories Somewhere New: New and Selected Stories (1996) shows just how very much alive the short story tradition still is on the Australian literary scene. It draws on seven previous volumes from over thirty years of writing, including classics like, for example, "The Man of Slow Feeling" (1986) and "Reading the Signs" ( 1984 ), the title stories of two of his early short story collections, as well as new, previously uncollected pieces on drugs, politics, sex and the literary life.' (Publication abstract)

Non-Australian Settings in Michael Wilding's Selected and New Short Stories Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 17-41)

'Where is "somewhere new"? As denoted by the title in his new collection of short stories, Michael Wilding perceives it in a symbolic sense, as a place of potential, away from the centre on the decentralizing margin, a place that enables a fresh new start, a future. It can be just anywhere, in Australia on a Sydney beach or the Balmain part of the harbour, in the United States on Jack Kerouac's beloved Mississippi river which really stands for the river Severn in Wilding's native England, or in North Africa. Michael Wilding's (born 1942) recently published collection of twenty new and selected short stories Somewhere New: New and Selected Stories (1996) shows just how very much alive the short story tradition still is on the Australian literary scene. It draws on seven previous volumes from over thirty years of writing, including classics like, for example, "The Man of Slow Feeling" (1986) and "Reading the Signs" ( 1984 ), the title stories of two of his early short story collections, as well as new, previously uncollected pieces on drugs, politics, sex and the literary life.' (Publication abstract)

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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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