Not having enough time to commit to reading a weighty tome is one of the major reasons why so many people stop reading books. But a well-written short story can make you feel the same thrill, experience the same attachment to the characters and spark as much love for reading as a normal book would.
New Australian Fiction 2020, published by Kill Your Darlings, features contributors from writers all around Australia: Maame Blue, Claire G. Coleman, Elizabeth Flux, Katerina Gibson, Jack Kirne, Daria Lebedyeva, Donna Mazza, Laura McPhee-Browne, Sophie Overett, KA Rees, Mirandi Riwoe, Mykaela Saunders, Laura Stortenbeker, Jessie Tu, Jack Vening and Madeleine Watts.
These stories explore how characters respond to some of the most intriguing and urgent issues of our time, including genetic experimentation, nuclear fallout, and ongoing and destructive white-settler colonialism. These are also stories about human connection, finding empathy with the natural environment and each other, and the enduring spirit of our society.
This event is being hosted in partnership with publishers Kill Your Darlings and our bookseller for this event, The Book Bird in Geelong West.