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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Rowville, Ferntree Gully area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Five Mile Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Coming of Age, Thea Astley , single work short story
A young girl's innocent pleasure is blighted when she is taught that she can no longer frolic freely in public.
(p. 7-12)
The Sandfly Man, Matthew Condon , single work autobiography (p. 13-18)
The Aviator, Jessica Anderson , single work autobiography (p. 19-26)
Morgan Morgan, Janette Turner Hospital , single work short story (p. 27-37)
The Airport, the Pizzeria, the Motel, the Rented Car, and the Mysteries of Life, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 39-50)
Quickening, Brian Matthews , single work short story (p. 51-58)
Snapshots of Strangers, Paddy O'Reilly , single work short story (p. 59-67)
Music, Eva Sallis , single work short story (p. 68-72)
Tie-Breaker, Peter Corris , single work short story (p. 73-83)
The Hung-Up Kiss, Barry Dickins , single work short story (p. 84-94)
Greektown, Garry Disher , single work short story (p. 95-106)
Forest Winter, Tim Winton , single work short story (p. 107-115)
Point of Departure, Point of Return, Marshall Browne , single work short story (p. 116-125)
A Good Marriage, Olga Masters , single work short story (p. 126-138)
Silver Apples, Andrea Mayes , single work short story (p. 139-148)
What We Say, Helen Garner , single work short story (p. 149-155)
Wedding, Glenda Adams , single work short story (p. 156-165)
The Darkling Sisters, Dorothy Hewett , single work short story (p. 166-185)
It Was After the War, Lily Brett , single work short story (p. 187-197)
I am Monarch of All I Survey, Michael Wilding , single work short story (p. 198-209)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Marie Evans , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 43)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
Fiction in Brief Elizabeth Webby , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 13 February no. 5263 2004; (p. 23)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose

'Australian publishers are reluctant to publish collections of short stories, but there appears to be a continuing demand for anthologies. Despite the presence of work by canonical authors such as Helen Garner, Peter Carey, David Malouf and Tim Winton, Secret Lives is not typical of the “best Australian stories” anthology. A few of those included have not yet published a book, though they have been successful in some of the many short-story competitions held in Australia every year. Others, such as Peter Corris and Terry Dowling, are leading writers of crime and science fiction. Barry Oakley seems to have aimed his book at those who don’t usually read much fiction, with each story prefaced by a short introduction. Further editorial guidance is provided by grouping…'  (Introduction)

Secret Lives Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 257 2003-2004; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2003 2003 anthology short story extract ; Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
In Short : Fiction Debra Adelaide , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
Short Stories Dianne Dempsey , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 October 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
Short Stories Dianne Dempsey , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 October 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
In Short : Fiction Debra Adelaide , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
Secret Lives Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 257 2003-2004; (p. 39-40)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2003 2003 anthology short story extract ; Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
Fiction in Brief Elizabeth Webby , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 13 February no. 5263 2004; (p. 23)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose

'Australian publishers are reluctant to publish collections of short stories, but there appears to be a continuing demand for anthologies. Despite the presence of work by canonical authors such as Helen Garner, Peter Carey, David Malouf and Tim Winton, Secret Lives is not typical of the “best Australian stories” anthology. A few of those included have not yet published a book, though they have been successful in some of the many short-story competitions held in Australia every year. Others, such as Peter Corris and Terry Dowling, are leading writers of crime and science fiction. Barry Oakley seems to have aimed his book at those who don’t usually read much fiction, with each story prefaced by a short introduction. Further editorial guidance is provided by grouping…'  (Introduction)

Untitled Marie Evans , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 43)

— Review of Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose
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