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Michael Giacometti Michael Giacometti i(A108240 works by)
Gender: Male
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Michael Giacometti is an author, primarily of short stories, based in Alice Springs. His work has been published widely in Australian periodicals and his first collection was published by Spineless Wonders in 2017.

He has worked as a project officer for the NT Writers' Centre, and been an Australian Poetry resident café poet at Café Gonzo is Alice Springs, as well as the recipient of the NT Writers Fiction Mentorship.

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y separately published work icon My Life and Other Fictions : A Collection of Short Stories (and Why They Were Written) Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2017 11449615 2017 selected work short story

'These are arresting stories that cast a spotlight on the borderlands of black and white, desire and fate, life and death. A six-year-old Aboriginal girl, dumb and abused and deceased, yearns for her mother’s touch. The illiterate hangman of Ned Kelly wants to do his first job ‘good’. A blind translator disembarks at a desert town to decipher a curse that is killing language. The commander of HMS Antaeus sails with the shades of Ulysses and the poets Dante and Virgil to claim Mt Purgatory for King and Country. The same-named son of his same-named father is called to assume his birth right at the scene of a railroad accident. After countless lifetimes of conflict, an aspirant surrenders, and a leaf falls.

'Within these 12 fictions, 74 people perish, while the demise of hundreds, or thousands, of others is inferred. But they are far from being morbid meditations. With ethos, pathos and humour, Giacometti’s characters illuminate their ignorant Fate, or attempt to transcend it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Fiction
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