The Short Review on Damaged in Transit

September 25, 2013By Bronwyn Mehanreviews No Comments

      We are very proud to see this review of Damaged in Transit by Mary Manning in the prestigious, international short story review site, The Short Review. Read it here. Paperback copies of Damaged In Transit are available from bookshops, our website. Check out the Damaged in Transit book trailer made by Evelyn … Read More

White Light Reviewed by Alison Jones

August 12, 2013By Bronwyn Mehanreviews No Comments

White Light, short stories by Mark O’Flynn: review by Alison Jones, Katoomba Library. O’Flynn has a vernacular gift. The words and images he uses in these stories are precise and sculptured to fit their subjects. The standout story for me is Red Shoes, an affectionate portrait of Dorothy Hewett and husband Merv Lilley. I felt … Read More

Small Wonder review

October 15, 2012By Bronwyn Mehanreviews, small wonder interviews No Comments

We are reproducing, in full, this terrific review by Ali Jane Smith of our first prose poetry/microfiction anthology, Small Wonder. You can find other reviews, great fiction and poetry in the final issue of Famous Reporter here. Copies of Small Wonder can be purchased from our Products Page or ask for it at your local … Read More

Indigo Book of Australian Prose Poems

October 24, 2011By Bronwyn Mehanreviews 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

First sentences

May 30, 2011By Bronwyn Mehanreviews No Comments

Listening to Stanley Fish talk about the sentence on The Book Show got us thinking here at The Column about exemplary first sentences from Australian short stories. Here’s what Fish had to say about the opening sentence. ‘It is a promissory note. It telegraphs everything that’s going to follow … It has an angle of … Read More