In this episode, Ali has chosen ‘Tooth’ written and read by Jon Steiner and recorded live at Little Fictions, a show performed in Sydney’s Knox Street Bar. Our presenters try to determine if this story is terribly sad, terribly funny or both.

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About the author

Jon Steiner grew up in Washington, D.C. He went to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film. After a few years in Texas and a few years in New York City, he migrated to Australia in 2000. In 2008, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney. He lives in the Sydney suburb of Tempe with his wife and daughter.

‘Tooth’ is published in Jon Steiner’s debut collection, The Last Wilkie’s and other stories.


Presenters: Ali Morris and Emma Walsh
Producer: Bronwyn Mehan
Theme music: James Seymour

Coffee Pod|cast  has been produced with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and we wish to acknowledge the support of Little Fictions by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and the City of Sydney Matching Grants program.

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