yWordlines : Contemporary Australian WritingHilary McPhee,
Melbourne:Five Mile Press,2010Z17054112010anthology short story 'Influential Australian publisher and writer, Hilary McPhee returned from three years overseas to find the landscape of Australian writing had changed in a new and exciting way. In this inaugural edition of a new series, Hilary presents her favourite selection of recent Australian writing - writing that challenges, provokes, enthrals and entertains. Featuring work from thrilling new stars such as Amra Pajalic, Abigail Ulman and Nam Le, as well as the brilliant new work of established writers such as Gerald Murnane, Drusilla Modjeska, Cate Kennedy and Rod Jones.' (From the publisher's website.)Melbourne:Five Mile Press,2010
yLike a House on FireCate Kennedy,
Brunswick:Scribe,2012Z18914662012selected work short story 'From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor's orders. In 'Cross-Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. And in 'Ashes', a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father's remains, while lifelong resentments simmer in the background.
'Cate Kennedy's poignant short stories find the beauty and tragedy in illness and mortality, life and love.' (From the publisher's website.)