Interview with Carmel Bird

May 8, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

Most literary awards (Hal Porter, Josephine Ulrick, Elizabeth Jolley) are named after writers who are now dead. How do you feel about the Spineless Wonders short story competition being named after you? Dead or alive, it is flattering to have my work in short fiction recognised in this way. I never actually think that Elizabeth … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Julie Chevalier

April 25, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

1.Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Tillie Olsen, Ernest Hemingway,Alice Munro, Pam Houston, Lorrie Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tina Lupton, Katie Chase, Elizabeth Strout. From Australia, Ryan O’Neill and Sue Taylor. 2. What is the most memorable short story you have read? And why does it stand out … Read More

Spineless Wonders Ask Will Elliott

April 18, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? George Saunders is at the top of the pack, not far behind him are David Foster Wallace and Kelly Link. Karen Hitchcock would be my pick of Australian short story writers. 2. What is the most memorable short story you … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Favel Parrett

April 11, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Short fiction authors I admire (not in any order): Ernest Hemmingway, Robert Drewe, Michael Sala, Petina Gappah, Tim Winton, J.D. Salinger, Oscar Wilde, Junot Diaz, Kerstin Ekman… There are SO many! 2. What is the most memorable short story you … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Rjurik Davidson

March 28, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? There are many, so I’ll have to just name a few. My tastes are pretty varied, and I love Chekov as much as I love Kafka. A while ago I read a lot of New Yorker stories, and people like … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Louise Swinn

March 14, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

1.Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Salinger is the biggest cliché but aside from authors I’ve published – too numerous to mention – he still stands out, as does Amy Witting, Dorothy Parker, Michael Chabon. Emmett Stinson’s Known Unknowns has been the most recent to make me … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks A.G.(Andy)McNeil

March 7, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Recently I’ve been on a bit of a William Maxwell trip and I seem to enjoy his short fiction more than the novels. ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ is the notable exception there, but it’s a novella. I always enjoy … Read More

Spineless Wonders asks Deborah Biancotti

February 27, 2011By Bronwyninterviews 1 Comment

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? ‘Admire’ is such an admirably bold word! I admire Terry Dowling and Kelly Link and Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages and Rob Shearman for their short fiction. I admire Paul Haines though I’m also rather *appalled* by his stories (is … Read More