All Hands lives on the Australian coastline, running through the hopes and fears of people who call the ocean home. The stories nestle into relationships between characters and their return to family, childhood, romance, and who they are. The Australian coast is not simply a sunshine haven, but a vastly rugged home for personal reflection and growth.
‘All Hands sits in the tradition of Tim Winton’s Western Australian stories of masculinity and the ocean, except here it is Queensland, and written by a woman.’ Moya Costello, 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award judge
MEGAN MCGRATH is from the Quandamooka Country of North Stradbroke Island in Queensland, Australia. She has written for the New York Times, Meanjin and Griffith Review. Her award-winning short fiction is published in literary journals and anthologies. Her recent work includes surf fiction for Tracks magazine, and the novella Whale Station.
All Hands is published as part of the SW Smalls series celebrating ten years in publishing.