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Cate Kennedy reflects on the inaugural night of story telling at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre. The night reminds her of something she had 'momentarily forgotten', that 'this is what we're doing it for. To tell the story, to share it with an audience, to feel it's finally, truly finished.'
A colum canvassing current literary news including a comment on Shirley Hazzard's shortlisting in the Lost Man Booker Prize. Jason Steger also notes the return of the journal Crime Factory - from 2010 it will be a joint Australian/US online production.