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y separately published work icon Split : True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings anthology   essay   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Split : True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings
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'In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia’s most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking stories of significant endings and their aftermath. 

'Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, shares how he discarded his past – perhaps autistic – self, while comedian Sami Shah writes about his public split from Islam, the religion of his birth. Ramona Koval delves into the bittersweet end to her career at the ABC and Fiona Wright explores how her anorexia has affected her romantic relationships. Whereas Kate Holden suggests that for some, splitting – whether from memorabilia, books or lovers – is unimaginable. 

'Join eighteen acclaimed storytellers in their candid and courageous reflections on the intrinsic human experience of loss and leaving, that acknowledge the price we can often pay for a much-needed end, or new beginning.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Simon and Schuster Australia , 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Rewiring, Graeme Simsion , single work essay
My Daughter's Lover, Virginia Peters , single work essay
The Shop, Alice Pung , single work essay
Paris Scorpion, Gabrielle Lord , single work short story
Forget Me, Sami Shah , single work essay
Life Is a Story, Myfanwy Jones , single work essay
Lola, Peter Bishop , single work essay
Solving the Puzzle, Kerri Sackville , single work essay
Farther, Sunil Badami , single work essay
The Lovers of Pompeii, A. S. Patrić , single work essay
Pilgrimage, Hayley Katzen , single work essay
Bruised, Lee Kofman , single work essay
Boy, Gone, Damon Young , single work essay
She's Coming Home, Kate Goldsworthy , single work essay
Divorce, Turkish Style, Dmetri Kakmi , single work essay
Goodbye and Good Luck, Ramona Koval , single work essay
Aren't You Going to Ask Me Why I'm Angry?, Fiona Wright , single work essay
Clinging, Kate Holden , single work essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Tales of Loss with a Twist of Revelation Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8 June 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Split : True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings 2019 anthology essay autobiography

'“There are always two sides to every story, if not more, depending on who is telling it, and why.” So writes Sunil Badami in his essay in Split. His is one of 18 first-person pieces curated by Melbourne-based writer Lee Kofman, who explains in her introduction that she looked for writing that showed real life unfolding with no need for resolution.' (Introduction)

Tales of Loss with a Twist of Revelation Carmel Bird , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8 June 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Split : True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings 2019 anthology essay autobiography

'“There are always two sides to every story, if not more, depending on who is telling it, and why.” So writes Sunil Badami in his essay in Split. His is one of 18 first-person pieces curated by Melbourne-based writer Lee Kofman, who explains in her introduction that she looked for writing that showed real life unfolding with no need for resolution.' (Introduction)

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