Spineless Wonders asks Amanda Curtin

January 16, 2012By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? I admire Cate Kennedy immensely — Dark Roots feels like perfection to me. I (like so many people) was also hugely impressed with Nam Le’s The Boat, and other Australian collections I’ve loved include Josephine Rowe’s stories-in-miniature, When a Moth … Read More

Escape an anthology of short Australian stories

December 26, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews No Comments

“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

Spineless Wonders asks Mark Vender

December 19, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Most of the short fiction I’ve read has been in getting to know the writers’ marketplace, so more than authors, I take note of journals and ezines. Places where I’ve enjoyed the stories include Overland and Meanjin (in Australia), as … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Andy Kissane

December 5, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? My favourites include Jhumpa Lahiri, Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore and A.L. Kennedy. This year I read the best short story cycle I’ve ever read, Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Olive Kitteridge. It’s a portrait of the inhabitants of a … Read More

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