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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Best Australian Stories 2014
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'In The Best Australian Stories 2014, Patrick White Award–winning author Amanda Lohrey selects the outstanding short fiction of the year. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes raw, and always a ‘shot of adrenaline to the mind and heart’, this collection features exciting new voices alongside the established and admired.'

'The edges of reality blur in a corporate lawyer’s tale of working in a 1200-storey glass tower. A prized coffee table becomes the focus of a father’s anxieties and frustrations. Tense and fractured lines of communication shape the life of an interpreter on Christmas Island. Imaginative, remarkable, intimate – this unmissable anthology celebrates the art of consummate storytelling.' (Source: Publisher's Blurb)

Notes

  • Content indexing in process.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Amanda Lohrey , single work short story
'Some readers are drawn to the promise inherent in a novel, and its true that the longer form can offer a slow and seductive immersion, but the short story offers pleasure of another kind...'
(p. ix-x)
Bring Closer What Is Left to Come, Julienne Van Loon , single work short story
'It is peak hour in the City of Light. A women cycles backwards up to a steep incline...'
(p. 1-16)
The Coffee Table, Shaun Prescott , single work short story

'The new coffee table was an event. It was meant to be a prized relic...'

(p. 17-22)
The Horse Hospital in Dubai, Lucy Neave , single work short story (p. 23-33)
Submerging, Anthony Panegyres , single work short story (p. 34-40)
This is Who You Are. You'll See, Nicola Redhouse , single work short story (p. 41-49)
Mrs Sunshine, Edwina Shaw , single work short story (p. 50-56)
Snake in the Grass, Claire Corbett , single work short story (p. 57-65)
Blue People, Adam Narnst , single work short story (p. 66-74)
Now I See, Fiona Place , single work short story (p. 75-84)
The Interpreter, Kate Elkington , single work short story (p. 85-91)
The Peacock, Arabella Edge , single work short story (p. 92-106)
What I Didn't Put in My Speech, Claire Aman , single work short story (p. 107-113)
Too Solid Flesh, Angela Meyer , single work short story

'An aging actress looks out at the view from her hotel room: a shopping centre, KFC, a discount garage; the Pacific Ocean somewhere behind it all. A city that feels too big or too small (compared to the country, compared to London). You can't get lost. Her phone makes the sound of a Bernard Herrmann score...' (Publication abstract)

(p. 114-125)
Civility Place, J. Y. L. Koh , single work short story (p. 126-144)
Something Special, Something Rare, Rebekah Clarkson , single work short story (p. 145-159)
The Stories I Read as My Mother Died, Ryan O'Neill , single work short story (p. 160-164)
Sugar Bag Dreamin' Country, Mark Smith , single work short story

'The routine task of transporting Jimmy Sugar to attend sorry business in Adelaide River takes Ray Cunningham on a detour into the old man’s country, where simple events take on new meaning.'

Source: Description from the 2013 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers shortlist (https://overland.org.au/2013/10/shortlist-for-the-2013-short-story-prize/)

(p. 165-173)
Flicking the Flint, Anna Krien , single work short story (p. 174-190)
The Panther, David Brooks , single work short story (p. 191-202)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2014 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • First published November 2014.
      ISBN: 9781863956963
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1999 Z1845180 1999 series - publisher short story extract

      The second of the three Best of collections, Best Australian Stories was inaugurated in 1999, under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz. In 2004, publisher Chris Feik took over the series. In March 2018, Black Inc. announced the cancellation of all three series, replaced by Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 15

Works about this Work

Black Inc Earns a Gold Star Gregory Day , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 December 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2014 2014 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay ; The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry
Black Inc Earns a Gold Star Gregory Day , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 December 2014; (p. 17)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2014 2014 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014 anthology criticism essay ; The Best Australian Poems 2014 2014 anthology poetry
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