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Nightwalkers, by Siv Parker

Just yesterday on TV I caught a snippet of some bloke arcing up about what a terrible place Twitter was, full of shaming and other kinds of beastliness, and all I thought was, sorry, but you are hanging out with the wrong sort of Tweeters, and now you want us to buy your book about it.  472 more words


Dreams of a Withering Lily -- A Short Story

Dreams of a Withering Lily

This was a 20-page creative writing assignment I had submitted in 2009 for a Fiction writing course at Eastern Connecticut State University.  108 more words

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The Fall and the Heart, by S. Rukiah, translated John, H. McGlynn

Oh dear, I did want to like this book, but…

The Fall and the Heart was one of three books I bought for the Kindle, to strengthen my awareness of Indonesian fiction in preparation for… 1,037 more words


And the War is Over, by Ismail Marahimin, translated by John H. McGlynn

This short novel of 192 pages came to my attention because I had read the short stories of Lily Yulianti Farid and discovered the Lontar Foundation, which seeks to enhance the profile of Indonesian writing by fostering its translation into English.  718 more words


Family Room, by Lily Yulianti Farid, Translated by John H. McGlynn

Family Room is a dynamic collection of short stories by Indonesian author Lily Yulianti Farid, with whom I will be ‘in conversation’ at the forthcoming Bendigo Writing Festival… 1,100 more words


When There’s Nowhere Else to Run, by Murray Middleton

I usually try to keep up with the Vogel Prize, because it’s been a great predictor of fine writing over the years, with winners like Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Gillian Mears and Brian Castro, and more recently Christine Piper ( 1,090 more words


Nadia: The Little Match Girl

Nadia: The Little Match Girl — Originally Published in 2014

Adapted from the classic short story by Hans Christian Anderson, Nadia: The Little Match Girl, tells the very emotional story of Nadia, a child of poverty and hardship who must brave a cold winter’s eve on the streets of Moscow to appease her cruel and heartless father. 46 more words

Short Stories / Novellas