Three of these stories were previously published in Victoria Hislop's ebook collection, One Cretan Evening. In ten powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgetta... read more
Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent - from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya - Helon Habila focuses on younger, newer writers - contrasted with some of their older, more established peers - to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. These writers are characterize... read more
Now in its fifth edition, Award Winning Australian Writing (AWAW) continues its commitment to showcasing the best short stories and poems that have won competitions around the country. This year, Melbourne Books is again expanding the project, increasing the number of featured pieces to over fifty. AWAW 2012 will also proudly... read more
Draws together twenty-five of the finest contemporary writers whose stories represent the most stimulating, startling, deeply moving and humorous writing about the beach. This book includes contributions from: Paul Bowles, Italo Calvino, Raymond Carver, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nadine Gordimer, Ian McEwan, Tim Winton, Graham S... read more
The ocean has been one of the wellsprings of the human imagination for almost as long as we have existed. Its immensity, its mystery and its restlessness speak to something deep within us, something fundamental to our natures. And from this source, great literature has been formed. Here bestselling novelist James Bradley has ... read more
Hot sex, anywhere, anytime, anyone? Here is the hottest, raunchiest collection of romance, love, fantasy and - let's be honest - sex.
Designed to tantalise and tease, these quirky adult-only tales are sensual and surprising, always imaginative and unashamedly risque. Featuring a sex addict, a Spanish percussionist, a to... read more
Tasmania is another country - a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity. This handsome collection, the first to bring together the finest stories about Tasmania, includes works by notable early Australian writers, such as Marcus Clarke and Tasma; international... read more
Voiceless is an Australian think tank promoting respect and compassion for animals. Part of that endeavour is the awarding of the Voiceless Writing Prize sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment. With a prize pool of over $20,000 it is one of the largest awards of its kind in Australia. Judged by an expert panel, the prize ... read more
2013 may be the best year yet for Best European Fiction. The inimitable John Banville joins the list of distinguished preface writers for Aleksandar Hemon's series, and A. S. Byatt represents England among a luminous cast of European contributors. Fans of the series will find everything they've grown to love, while new reader... read more
|Author:||Sally Heath (ed.)|
Meanjin is Australias second oldest literary journal. Founded by Clem Christesen in 1940, it has documented both the changing concerns of Australians and the achievements of many of the nations writers, thinkers and poets. This anthology offers a broad sweep of essays, fiction and poetry published in Meanjin since the magazin... read more
|Author:||BHARAT Meenakshi ed|
A collection of 20 unforgettable stories by well-known and emerging authors from Australia and the Indian subcontinent, including David Malouf, Salman Rushdie, Neelum Saran Gour, Tom Keneally, Rosie Scott, Jeremy Fisher, Susanne Gervay, Tabish Khair, Denise Leith, Andrew Y M Kwong, Devika Brendon, Gulzar, Meera Kant, Guy Scot... read more
Combining human intelligence with animalistic desires, werewolves are the most dangerous (but also the most complex and conflicted) of the monsters that hunt us at night. The wide-ranging stories in this collection explore all elements of these intriguing creatures.
|Author:||Zadie Smith (ed.)|
The Book of Other People is just that: a book of other people. Open its covers and you'll make a whole host of new acquaintances. Nick Hornby and Posy Simmonds present the ever-diverging writing life of Jamie Johnson; Hari Kunzru twitches open his net curtains to reveal the irrepressible Magda Mandela (at 4:30 a.m., in her li... read more
"Ox-Tales" is a set of four compelling and collectible books, each themed on one of the elements. 'Water' features stories by Esther Freud, David Park, Heri Kunzru, ZoA" Heller, Michel Faber, William Boyd, Joanna Trollope, Giles Foden and Michael Morpurgo, and a poem by Vikram Seth. The idea behind "Ox-Tales" is to raise mone... read more
In The Best Australian Stories 2010 , Cate Kennedy selects the year's most exciting short fiction. Featuring established masters alongside fresh new voices, this diverse collection is a perfect companion for summer and an ideal introduction to Australia's best contemporary fiction writing. Previous contributors include Kate G... read more
'In this collection the heretical principle has been adopted that if a writer is Scots, something of the Scottish spirit must inevitably emerge from his work'. In the twenty stories collected here, we are given a multi-faceted view of Scotland, the Scots and the Scottish short story, with stories ranging from Roman Britain th... read more
In these sublimely sophisticated tales, Cate Kennedy opens up worlds of finely observed detail. Her stories are populated by people at tipping points in their lives -- moments that find them poised between a familiar past and an unfamiliar future.
|Author:||Jane Stafford & Mark Williams (editors)|
From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Wiremu Te Rangikaheke's letters to Katherine Mansfield's notebooks, Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have struggled for two and a half centuries to work the English language into some sort of truth about this place. The Auckland Unive... read more