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The Best Australian Stories 2017 by Maxine…

The Best Australian Stories 2017

by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Other authors: Dominic Amerena (Contributor), Madeline Bailey (Contributor), Tony Birch (Contributor), Verity Borthwick (Contributor), Raelee Chapman (Contributor)16 more, Elizabeth Flux (Contributor), Cassie Hamer (Contributor), John Kinsella (Contributor), Julie Koh (Contributor), Melissa Lucashenko (Contributor), Myfanwy McDonald (Contributor), Jennifer Mills (Contributor), Joshua Mostafa (Contributor), Ryan O’Neill (Contributor), David Oberg (Contributor), Allee Richards (Contributor), Mirandi Riwoe (Contributor), Josephine Rowe (Contributor), Joe Rubbo (Contributor), Beejay Silcox (Contributor), Ellen van Neerven (Contributor)

Series: The Best Australian Stories (2017)

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In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling. Previous contributors include Fiona McFarlane, Kate Grenville, Tony Birch, David Malouf, Kirsten Tranter, Anna Krien, Georgia Blain, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Harrower, Ryan O'Neill and Romy Ash.… (more)



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In her Introduction to The Best Australian Stories 2017, Maxine Beneba Clarke describes how the best short fiction leaves readers with ‘a haunting: a deep shifting of self, precipitated by impossibly few words’. Many of the stories here achieve this, inserting an image or idea into the reader’s mind and leaving it there to worry, delight, or intrigue. The collection as a whole seems haunted by the figure of the lost child, one that Peter Pierce suggested in his book The Country of Lost Children (1999) has preoccupied the Australian imagination at least since the nineteenth century, first as children lost to the bush and later as victims of adult behaviour.
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