“Quality short fiction. Packed with surprises. Prepare to be transported.” Marion Halligan Escapist reading is usually light and inconsequential – ideal for those times when your body is relaxing on the beach, lounging in bed with a breakfast tray or slumping its way to work on public transport. The twenty-eight stories collected here, in Escape, … Read More
1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Those who spellbind me not just in a few of their stories (like Raymond Carver) but all through each collection they put out, like Amy Hempel, David Foster Wallace and Western Australia’s Chris McLeod. 2. What is the most memorable … Read More
We are thrilled to introduce you to Sydney-based writer Patrick Taylor whose short story ‘Garden House: A Gothic Story’ is published in the 2022 Slinkies anthology. In this interview with Kathleen Kelly (publishing intern), Patrick talks about the inspiration behind the story, his preferred writing styles, favourite books and the pilot script he is … Read More
Winners announced We are proud to be co-hosting the 2022 joanne burns Microlit Award with the Newcastle Writers Festival and delighted to announce this year’s winners. The theme of the writing competition was ‘travel’ and judges Professor Cassandra Atherton and the celebrated poet, joanne burns, received an unprecedented number of submissions. The winner of the … Read More
Natalie is excited to celebrate her first year of marriage but the arrival of a piece of paper in the post turns the anniversary sour. Join us for a discussion of SJ Finn’s ‘Paper Anniversary’ at the next audio bookclub on Facebook. You can listen to the Little Fictions On Air episode featuring SJ Finn … Read More
A surrealist microstory which is either a horror story about animal cruelty, the nightmarish abuse of a stuffed toy or just a typical breakfast in a long-term relationship. You be the judge of Lou Swinn’s ‘Particles In My Body’ narrated by Eleni Schumacher. Let Ali and Emma know what you think, drop by the Coffee … Read More
Do organised crime syndicates serve decent carrot cake at their planning meetings? Ali and Emma discuss Jon Steiner’s satirical ‘Morning Meeting’ performed by Ella Watson-Russell. Includes a great creative writing exercise to try. Let us know what you think of this episode on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Morning Meeting’ is published in Jon Steiner’s … Read More
In this episode, Ella Watson-Russell presents audio stories which riff on the works of Shakespeare, Austen and Nabokov. You’ll hear stories by Mark O’Flynn, Michelle Cahill, Susan McCreery and Carol Ann Martin performed by Tim McGarry, Eleni Schumacher and Ella Watson-Russell.