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420 Characters
10 full-colour pages 176

Alternately surreal, funny, ominous, and lyrical, Lou Beach's "420 Characters" offers an experience as dazzling as any in contemporary fiction. Revealing worlds of meaning in single paragraphs, these crystalline miniatur

Beach, Lou

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this invaluable ritual as grown-ups to the detriment of our well-being and good health? In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the be

Holden, Ben

Best Australian Stories 2016

"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Stories anthology brings together Australia's most striking literary talents and provides a platform for those unpublished gems.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 a

Wood, Charlotte

Best Of 2008 Pack


Bird in the Egg

Holden, Steve

Cat Stories

Playful kittens and ruthless predators, beloved pets and witches' familiars - cats of all kinds come alive in these stories. Maeve Brennan and Alice Adams movingly explore what cats can mean to their humans, while writers as varied as Patric

Tesdell, Diana Secker

B&W integrated illustrations 368

From beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from the prime suspect in a partridge killing in ancient Greece to the medieval monk's cat Pangur Ban and encompassing odes, fables, stories, limericks, songs, nursery rhy

Bryant, Mark

Children of Albion Rovers

Children of Albion Rovers is the best-selling and critically acclaimed collection of novellas that features six of the most exciting young writers to emerge from Scotland in the 90s: award-winning authors Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Gordon Le

Welsh, Irvine, Warner, Alan, Legge, Gordon, Meek, James, Hird, Laura J., Reekie, Paul, Williamson, Kevin

Collected Prose

The celebrated author of "The New York Trilogy", "Moon Palace" and "The Book of Illusions" presents here a highly personal collection of essays, prefaces and occasional pieces written for magazines and newspapers. Ranging in subject from Wal

Auster, Paul

Convergence of Birds
Paperback 240 pages.

Presents pieces of prose and poetry that engage literature with art.

Foer, Jonathan Safran

Country of Refuge: An Anthology of Writing on Asylum Seekers

A Country of Refuge, compiled and edited by human rights writer and activist Lucy Popescu, is an acutely relevant and tremendously thought-provoking anthology of brand new fiction, memoir, poetry and essays exploring what it really means to

Popescu, Lucy

Cracking the Spine
black & white illustrations 220

Ten Australian stories and how they were written. Stories and essays by ten talented writers, including Maria Takolander, Tony Birch and Jennifer Mills. Introduction by Amanda Lohrey. Cracking The Spine is the mo

Chevalier, Julie, Mehan, Bronwyn

Daughters Of Decadence
192(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 352

At the turn of the century, short stories by -and often about- 'New Women' flooded the pages of English and American magazines like The Yellow Book, The Savoy, Atlantic Monthly and Harpers. This daring new fiction, oft

Showalter, Elaine

Daydreams for Night
illustrations 48

Seven very short stories from acclaimed musician John Southworth will tweak the mind and peak imagination. Meet the boy with grey hair, who spends his days on a cargo ship peeling potatoes, a strange man who keeps a ferris wheel

Ouimet, David, Southworth, John

East Asia Forum Quarterly April-June 2012


Escape Velocity
illustrations 358

For those who care about literature or simply love a good laugh (or both), Charles Portis has long been one of America's most admired novelists. His 1968 novel True Grit is fixed in the contemporary canon, and four more have be

Portis, Charles, Jennings, Jay

First: Pulling Threads

University of Canberra - Freymazing

Forbidden Cities
Paperback 276

This story collection by Paula Morris roams the globe and ranges widely in subject matter. From Sunset Boulevard to the beaches of Auckland, from the Bund in Shanghai to the banks of the Danube, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Hamm

Morris, Paula

From the Heart: Women of Letters

'Letters, we have witnessed firsthand, stir some unusually beautiful things in people,' write Women of Letters curators Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire. In From the Heart, the full power of letter-writing is on display. Rock star Amanda P

Hardy, Marieke

Grave Tidings
298(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 224

"You see! This is how you die." - Coco Chanel; "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!" - Breaker Morant; "If any of you have a message for the devil, give it to me, for I am about to meet him!" - Lavin

Berra, Paul

Hope : an Anthology

Prize-winning and highly commended stories from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Hope Prize. Uplifting, poignant, funny and affecting, these stories of resilience, strength a

Bryce, Quentin

In Sunlight or in Shadow
Illustrated with 17 full color plates, one for each chapter 288

"Edward Hopper is surely the greatest American narrative painter. His work bears special resonance for writers and readers." Says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstandi

Block, Lawrence

Invisible Thread

Inspired writing from dozens of Australia's best known authors, but what's the connection between Miles Franklin and Omar Musa? Les Murray and Manning Clark? Kate Grenville and Don Watson -- apart from their tie with Canberra, and the high coun

Gold, Irma

Just Between Us

Empathetic, supportive and respectful...Or competitive, manipulative and downright bitchy? Or somewhere in between? In Just Between Us, a host of Australia's best-loved female writers bare all on this age-old quandary: Are female friendships

Linden, Maya, Garner, Helen

Letters of Note
287(Ht mm) 210(Wdt mm) 384

A beautifully produced, full colour illustrated book based on the inspirational, hugely popular and utterly addictive website, with additional new content. Letters of Note is a collection o

Usher, Shaun

Letters of Note
214(Ht mm) 166(Wdt mm) 384

Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visite

Usher, Shaun, Usher, Shaun

Litlinks 2012
Anthology of Creative Writing by ACT school students who are winners of the Annual Writing Competition


Little, Aloud with Love

"Will it come like a change in the weather? Will its greeting be courteous or rough? Will it alter my life altogether? O tell me the truth about love."( W.H. Auden). Many of the most popular works in the English language celebrate love in al

Macmillan, Angela, Macmillan, Angela

Near and the Far

"An ex-journalist on a sweltering night in Kuala Lumpur, raging in a city on the edge of meltdown; a young woman in present-day Iowa, reflecting on her two mothers in a Singapore of long ago; in Queensland's Border Ranges, a boy prone to get

Carlin, David, Rendle-Short, Francesca

New American Stories
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 784

The short story is a barometer for the state and shape of literature. New American Stories presents the boldest, most innovative and most resonant fiction coming out of the American literary scene. Ben Marcus, author

Marcus, Ben

New Australian Stories
Paperback 320

This eclectic anthology of new stories showcases some of our finest short-story writers and proves that the short story is alive and well in Australia. From seasoned practitioners of the form through to rising and emerging stars of

Tuffield Aviva (ed)

Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories
Oxford Books of Prose & Verse 484

This collection of short stories, including many new translations, is the first to span the whole of Japan's modern era from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the first writing

Goossen, Theodore

Penguin Book Of The British Short Story: Volume I: From Daniel Defoe to John Buchan

'A bold anthology ...alive with provocations and insights' John Carey, Sunday Times 'The Boy-scouts mistook my signal, and have killed the postman. I've had very little practice in this sort of thing, you see' The British short story tradi

Hensher, Philip

Penguin Book Of The British Short Story: Volume II: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith

'Eclectic, entertaining ...almost all British, if not human, life is here' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'She would tear the house down - shatter the windows, slash the furniture, flood the baths, fire the curtains!' Hilarious, exuberant, surre

Hensher, Philip

Sex & Death
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 336

Sex and death are two of the most powerful, exhilarating and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience. In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories edited by two masters of the form,

Hall, Sarah, Hobbs, Peter, Barry, Kevin, Smith, Ali, McGregor, Jon

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters 7

Dear Madonna, Thank you for showing me that it is okay to be both a devoted mother and on a podium drenched in glitter. Love, Em Rusciano Dear Mum, My life is so much more fortunate than yours was and I'm sorry if my unplanned arrival was

McGuire, Michaela, Hardy, Marieke

Walking Words
Woodcuts throughout 328

In Walking Words world-renowned author Eduardo Galeano draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell "the stories of ghouls and fools that Id like to write." These tales are beautifully ill

Galeano, Eduardo, Fried, Mark, Borges, Jose Francisco