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  • Author:agent Peter Goldsworthy
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Nun's Story
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Readings and Writings : Forty Years in Books Jason Cotter (editor), Michael Williams (editor), Carlton : Readings Books, Music and Film , 2009 Z1610804 2009 anthology short story

    'Since opening in 1969, Readings has grown to become one of the most renowned and beloved bookshops in Melbourne and a landmark on the local literary scene. From the first small shop on Lygon Street to its current six locations around town, the shop has long been a focus for local literature, art and culture.

    'Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to assist The Readings Foundation in supporting literacy, the arts and the community.

    'Featuring new stories from Alex Miller, Peter Goldsworthy, Cate Kennedy, Christos Tsiolkas, Mark Seymour, Paddy O'Reilly, Chris Womersley, Kate Holden, Elliot Perlman, Myfanwy Jones, Tony Birch, Steven Amsterdam and more.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Carlton : Readings Books, Music and Film , 2009
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2009 Delia Falconer (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1652008 2009 anthology short story extract (taught in 2 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 pg. 110-115
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2010 Z1660106 2010 selected work short story The characters in this collection of stories, which comprises six shorter and two longer pieces, want things that run counter to their sense of themselves. They are drawn outside their comfort zone into situations that are sometimes amusing, sometimes undignifying, never quite what they expect. Thus, for example, a contented woman finds herself considering a bizarre sexual invitation that just days before filled her with scorn. A mediocre man is pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. A father gives his daughter a Christmas present with a disturbing history. An ugly sports parent plays a game of ridiculous chance. A young boy's music lesson offers him a discordant insight into adult behaviour. And in a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story. (Adapted from Trove)
    Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2010
    pg. 1-12
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Literary Review ALR vol. 5 no. 1 February 2010 Z1666809 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. [28]
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