Uncovering Lola

May 1, 2023By Spineless Wonders ~teamNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop

To mark the release of Love Letter to Lola, we present a short extract from ‘Reflections’, an exegesis on the writing of this collection by Carmel Bird. Also included below are notes from the author about the choice of front and back cover images. The book is released today, May 1, 2023 and is available … Read More

To the heart of the matter: Carmel Bird

August 4, 2015By Bronwyn Mehanfeature article, Shop

Carmel Bird’s latest collection of short fiction includes an extended essay detailing the origins of the twenty new stories. The first in Spineless Wonders’ new imprint, Fiction Plus, this collection provides rare insights into the creative processes in a frank and conversational essay by one of Australia’s best-loved storytellers. In her launch of My Hearts … Read More

Fiction Plus: My Hearts Are Your Hearts

April 21, 2015By Bronwyn Mehanfeature article, Shop

We are very proud to be publishing a long-awaited collection of new stories, My Hearts Are Your Hearts,  by one of Australia’s most engaging storytellers. The first in our new series entitled Spineless Wonders Fiction Plus, My Hearts Are Your Hearts also contains an extensive essay in which Carmel Bird reflects on the stories origins. … Read More

Carmel Bird on A Bigger Brighter World

April 21, 2015By Bronwyn Mehaninterviews

Spineless Wonders is pleased to be able to share this exclusive interview between literary blogger, Marjorie Lewis-Jones and Carmel Bird. For more great interviews and reviews, go to A Bigger Brighter World What makes the human heart tick? Carmel Bird, in her new short story collection, My Hearts Are Your Hearts, deftly probes this question. … Read More

Interview with Carmel Bird

May 8, 2011By Bronwyn MehanEscape interviews, interviews No Comments

Most literary awards (Hal Porter, Josephine Ulrick, Elizabeth Jolley) are named after writers who are now dead. How do you feel about the Spineless Wonders short story competition being named after you? Dead or alive, it is flattering to have my work in short fiction recognised in this way. I never actually think that Elizabeth … Read More