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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Best Australian Stories 2004
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
After School, Nathan Besser , single work short story (p. 1-6)
Unfinished Business, Susan Coleridge , single work short story (p. 7-15)
Letter to the Drowned, Nathan Besser , single work short story (p. 16-20)
Jump, Erin Gough , single work short story (p. 21-29)
The American Dream, I. J. Oog , single work short story (p. 30-38)
Finding the Way Home, Alli Barnard , single work short story (p. 39-41)
The Hammam, Tiffany Barton , single work short story (p. 42-49)
Like a Christmas Cake, Creed C. O'Hanlon , single work short story (p. 50-58)
Siege, Amra Pajalić , single work short story (p. 59-68)
The Conversation, Carla Sari , single work short story (p. 69-78)
Dreaming Havana, Joanna Kujawa , single work short story travel (p. 79-96)
The Bird in the Egg, Stephen Holden , single work short story (p. 97-102)
Among My Souvenirs, Rae Luckie , single work short story (p. 103-109)
Double Act, Kay Readdy , single work short story (p. 110-117)
Class of '73, Kathryn Lomer , single work short story (p. 118-125)
End Sex, Rose Michael , extract novel (p. 126-130)
Hadrian in Hell, Delia Falconer , single work short story (p. 131-140)
In the Shell, Paul Mitchell , single work short story (p. 141-150)
We Are Not Sluts, Ellen Rodger , single work short story (p. 151-154)
Reading Rilke, Jena Woodhouse , single work short story (p. 155-159)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2004 .
      Extent: xiii, 218p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Notes on Contributors pp 215-218.
      • Editor's note: Memorandum from Frank Moorhouse pp ix-xiii.
      ISBN: 1863952454
      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: 5

Works about this Work

In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan , A Stately Pleasure Dome Decree Frank Moorhouse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17-18 December 2006; (p. 16-19)
From personal experience, novelist Frank Moorhouse explores how the Gold Coast has captured the Australian literary imagination.
The Word Processor and the Shift in Visual Design of the Short Story Frank Moorhouse , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 4 2005;
Frank Moorhouse discusses the author's visual layout of a short story as 'a way of navigating the reader.' Moorhouse refers to Best Australian Stories 2004 in this essay.
The Eternal Return Anthony Lynch , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Space : New Writing , no. 2 2005; (p. 149-158)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story ; The Turning Tim Winton , 2004 selected work short story
Dealing with Old Discontents Kiera Lindsey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , June vol. 15 no. 5 2005; (p. 37)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Essays 2004 2004 anthology essay extract autobiography
State of the Story Eliza Metcalfe (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , March vol. 84 no. 8 2005; (p. 12-13)
Young Talent Time James Bradley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 December vol. 122 no. 6451 2004; (p. 66-67)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story ; Best Stories under the Sun 2004 anthology short story extract ; Behind the Front Fence : Thirty Modern Australian Short Stories 2004 anthology short story autobiography extract
Frustrations and Delights in Diverse Pickings Diane Stubbings , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 December 2004; (p. 16)

— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2004 2004 anthology essay extract autobiography ; The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story
Open and Heterodox Gail Jones , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 268 2005; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story
Pressure Builds in a Small Space Owen Richardson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 February 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story
Short and Sweeter Glenda Guest , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Artlook , April no. 10 2005; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2004 2004 anthology short story ; Vincenzo's Garden John Clanchy , 2005 selected work short story ; The AAWP Spiny Babbler Anthology 2004 anthology poetry drama short story
Secrets of the Confessional Frank Moorhouse , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 January vol. 123 no. 6453 2005; (p. 62-64)
Moorhouse re-visits the stories he read in compiling The Best Australian Stories 2004 noting the major themes that recurred among the 1,000 submitted stories.
To Cut a Long Story Short ... Frank Moorhouse , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 February 2005; (p. 9)
Moorhouse compares The Best Australian Stories 2004, edited by himself, with The Best American Short Stories for 2004. He notes differences of style and layout in the physical publications and, in terms of writing style, comments 'I think that in every case the Australians put their literary soul on the line. I didn't get that feeling with the American stories.'
Big Claims Need Backing Rob O'Neill , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-27 March 2005; (p. 9)
O'Neill takes issue with Moorhouse's selection process for The Best Australian Stories 2004 and with the claim implicit in the title that the stories chosen were the 'best' available. So incenced is O'Neill that he has lodged a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission under the Trade Practices Act in relation to the use of the word 'best' in the anthology's title.
Sting in the Tale Frank Moorhouse , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 April 2005; (p. 10)
State of the Story Eliza Metcalfe (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , March vol. 84 no. 8 2005; (p. 12-13)
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