Short Crime: Liz Filleul

November 29, 2011By Bronwyninterviews, Short crime fiction No Comments

1. How would you describe the state of short crime in Australia? Right now, there are a number of National competitions eg SD Harvey, Queen of Crime, Scarlet Stiletto. Yet comparatively few crime anthologies or single-author collections of crime stories are being published. Is this your perception? What, if anything, changes would like to see? … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Lucia Nardo

November 21, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? My favourite short fiction authors include Raymond Carver, Doris Lessing and anything, short or long, by Cate Kennedy. 2. What is the most memorable short story you have read? And why does it stand out for you? One? If forced … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Sylvia Petter

November 14, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Roald Dahl, Alex Keegan, Edna O’Brien, William Trevor, Janette Turner Hospital. 2. What is the most memorable short story you have read? And why does it stand out for you? Several short stories resonate for me because they touch something … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Laura E. Goodin

November 7, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Shearman, Kelly Link, Margo Lanagan, Terry Dowling, Peter M. Ball, Christopher Green, Ben Francisco, Jason Fischer, O. Henry, Ray Bradbury, Lee Battersby, Simon Brown — the list goes on and on.  Mostly writers of speculative … Read More

Spineless Wonders asks Joanne Riccioni

October 31, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? For short stories I love Joan London, Cate Kennedy, Lorrie Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anne Enright, Annie Proulx, Raymond Carver and of course I can’t not mention Chekhov.  2. What is the most memorable short story you have read? And why … Read More

Indigo Book of Australian Prose Poems

October 24, 2011By Bronwynreviews No Comments

Our small wonder prose poem/micro fiction competition kicked off on October 16 and so we thought it timely to reflect on the fine tradition of prose poetry in Australia. This week on The Column, Ali Jane Smith reviews The Indigo Book of Australian Prose Poems, Edited by Michael Byrne (Ginninderra Press, 2011). Opening an anthology … Read More

Spineless Wonders asks A.S.Patric

October 17, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

 1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Lydia Davis comes to mind first. That term, short story, sometimes gets redefined. What it means. What’s still possible. Lydia Davis cracks open words and out spills new DNA. Everything is changed. I am no longer who I was. I’m … Read More

Announcing! Prize-winners of 2011 Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award

October 12, 2011By BronwynThe Carmel Bird Award No Comments

Spineless Wonders is very proud to announce the following writers and their winning stories in The Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award, judged by Sophie Cunningham for 2011. Winner $500 Susan McCreery     ‘The Gardener’ Runners Up $100 Claire Aman            ‘Those Gauls Must Be Crazy’ SJ Finn                      ‘Paper Anniversary’ These three stories along with twelve others which … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Patrick West

October 10, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Vladimir Nabokov comes to mind first. I remember reading a raggedy copy of Nabokov’s Dozen, ages ago, at the beach. The book was so ancient that the pages were almost petrified. Each time you turned one it came away from … Read More