Spineless Wonders asks Emmett Stinson

August 22, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Uh, I like the pretty standard kind of literary, ‘intellectual’ short story writers that, or so it seems to me, are liked by slightly pretentious, overeducated bourgeois dudes like myself. So people like Donald Barthelme, Julio Cortazar, James Joyce, William … Read More

Spineless Wonders asks Tim Richards

August 8, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? So many: Gogol, Chekhov, Kafka, Borges, Salinger, Flannery O’Connor, IB Singer, Donald Barthelme, Carver, Peter Carey, Beverley Farmer, Gerald Murnane, Richard Ford, Alice Munro, Mary Gaitskill … I’m leaving out dozens. 2. What is the most memorable short story you … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Kim Westwood

August 1, 2011By BronwynEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? I’m currently being impressed by Laura van den Berg. Some others for today (tomorrow I’ll think of more I wish I’d said) would be Janette Turner Hospital (‘The Prince of Darkness is a Gentleman’ was very powerful), Margo Lanagan’s anthology … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Michael Sala

July 18, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Some of my favourite short fiction writers are; Banana Yoshimoto, Haruki Murakami, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, Tobias Wolff, Richard Ford, Ilse Aichinger, Gene Wolfe, David Vann, Patrick Cullen, Ryan O’Neill and A.S. Patric. 2. What is the most memorable short … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Demet Divaroren

July 11, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? There are so many! Paddy O’Reilly, Cate Kennedy, Margo Lanagan, Dan Chaon just to name a few. 2. What is the most memorable short story you have read? And why does it stand out for you? Margo Lanagan’s “Singing My … Read More

Angus Benson with guest interviewer Vanessa McKinley

June 27, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

The Column welcomes guest blogger, Vanessa McKinley who has interviewed surfer turned writer, Angus Benson whose story, ‘Down South’ appears in this year’s UTS Anthology. The UTS Writers’ Anthology showcases the considerable talent emerging every year from one of Australia’s most respected writing programs. The Life You Chose and That Chose You is the twenty-fifth … Read More

Spineless Wonders Asks Emilie Collyer

June 20, 2011By Bronwyninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)? Wow. I admire so many. Three stand out as changing what I knew was possible to do with the form: Haruki Murakami, Margo Lanagan and Ali Smith. Oh and Tom Cho. So that’s four. The way they use language and … Read More

The Column – calling for contributions

June 8, 2011By Bronwynfeature article No Comments

‘Australian websites such as Literary Minded, Spineless Wonders, and Verity La do great things for this country’s literary culture.’ Laurie Steed in conversation with Verity La’s Alec Patric. Want to be part of this exciting literary conversation? Spineless Wonders is currently looking for contributors to its blog, The Column. We are looking for news, reviews, … Read More