John Clanchy has lived in Canberra since 1975 and worked as an academic counsellor to students within the ANU's Study Skills Centre, including a period of thirteen years as Head of that centre. In 1995-96 he became Foundation Director of the Graduate Teaching Program in the Graduate School at the Australian National University.
'A collection of richly varied long stories by John Clanchy. These stories reveal the disguised impulses and motivations, the telling switch-points of modern life. With humour, insight and compassion, Clanchy draws us deep within the world of his characters.' (Publication summary)