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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 The Best Australian Stories
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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.

Notes

  • No anthology was published for 2000.

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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 1999 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1999 Z119030 1999 anthology short story extract Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1999
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2001 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2001 Z936532 2001 anthology short story Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2001
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2002 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2002 Z999034 2002 anthology short story Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2002
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2003 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2003 Z1087624 2003 anthology short story extract Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2003
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2004 Frank Moorhouse (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 Z1156471 2004 anthology short story Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2005 Frank Moorhouse (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2005 Z1204781 2005 anthology short story Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2005
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2006 Robert Drewe (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2006 Z1325846 2006 anthology short story extract Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2006
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2007 Robert Drewe (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2007 Z1434570 2007 anthology short story extract autobiography Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2007
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2008 Delia Falconer (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1535129 2008 anthology short story (taught in 1 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008
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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
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2010 Cate Kennedy (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010 Z1745164 2010 anthology short story extract (taught in 2 units)

'In The Best Australian Stories 2010, Cate Kennedy presents a seductive line-up of the year's most exciting short fiction, featuring the best work from publications around the country alongside pieces published here for the first time. ...

By turns playful, heart-wrenching, intimate and exuberant, these twenty-nine stories reveal the strength and variety of Australian fiction today. The authors include first-timers as well as established masters, and the result is a stimulatingly diverse collection. ' (From the Publisher's website)

Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2011 Cate Kennedy (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1812773 2011 anthology short story (taught in 3 units) 'In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring much loved masters as well as exciting new voices, this book is a perfect introduction to Australia’s best contemporary fiction.' (From the publisher's website.) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2011
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2012 Sonya Hartnett (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1904012 2012 anthology short story 'The country's premier annual collection of short fiction. This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty-two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share 'a delicate complexity and a vibrant cleverness.' (Publisher's blurb)
Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2013 Kim Scott (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013 6049503 2013 selected work short story (taught in 4 units)

'In The Best Australian Stories 2013, Kim Scott selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring established favourites alongside exciting new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia’s best contemporary writing.' (Publisher's blurb)

Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2014 Amanda Lohrey (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2014 7989511 2014 anthology short story (taught in 2 units)

'In The Best Australian Stories 2014, Patrick White Award–winning author Amanda Lohrey selects the outstanding short fiction of the year. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes raw, and always a ‘shot of adrenaline to the mind and heart’, this collection features exciting new voices alongside the established and admired.'

'The edges of reality blur in a corporate lawyer’s tale of working in a 1200-storey glass tower. A prized coffee table becomes the focus of a father’s anxieties and frustrations. Tense and fractured lines of communication shape the life of an interpreter on Christmas Island. Imaginative, remarkable, intimate – this unmissable anthology celebrates the art of consummate storytelling.' (Source: Publisher's Blurb)

Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2014
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2015 Amanda Lohrey (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015 8974137 2015 anthology short story (taught in 1 units)

'In The Best Australian Stories 2015, Amanda Lohrey, winner of the Patrick White Award and author of the acclaimed novel A Short History of Richard Kline, curates twenty pieces of exceptional short fiction.

'In this wide-ranging collection, there are stories that will surprise, unsettle and beguile readers. Familiar subjects are examined from new perspectives: a teenage girl sneaks into director Jean-Luc Goddard's study and steals his diaries; the life of Picasso is reimagined in miniature vignettes. And new life is breathed into the most universal of experiences: birth, death, love and loss. The mother of a girl with hearing difficulties watches her child grow into increasing independence. A young woman makes a poignant voyage to the site of her brother's suicide.

'Elegant, accomplished and evocative, these short stories move, delight and inspire.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2016 Charlotte Wood (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2016 9666034 2016 anthology short story

'The Best Australian Stories anthology brings together Australia’s most striking literary talents and provides a platform for those unpublished gems. This year Stella Prize–winning author Charlotte Wood takes the helm, putting together yet another enchanting collection. ...' (Source: Publisher's website)

Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2016
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y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2017 Maxine Beneba Clarke (editor), Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466622 2017 anthology short story

'In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country’s leading literary talents. Herself an award-winning short-story writer, Beneba Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling.' (Publication summary)

Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017

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