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'We're all familiar with the general trend at Writers' Festivals to make some room on the program - sometimes a bit dutifully - for short stories, and by and large the talk seems to be divided between how the form is not as respected as it should be, and its practitioners not given the publication attention they deserve, and discussion about whether or not the short story is experiences a 'renaissance' of popularity and recognition, or not.' (Introduction)
'Poverty is not the lack of food or shelter. That is destitution. Poverty is a concept that creates you as a different person, a different being. Through knowledge, you come to know you are poor.' (Introduction)
'Some stories are hard to tell. Kim Scott has dedicated much of the past two decades to enabling difficult acts of telling. This includes his two Miles Franklin winning novels Benang (1998) and That Deadman Dance (2010)....(Introduction)