The stories in this collection explore how characters respond to some of the most intriguing and urgent issues of our time, including genetic experimentation, nuclear fallout, and ongoing and destructive white-settler colonialism. These are also stories about human connection, finding empathy with the natural environment and each other, and the enduring spirt of our society.
New Australian Fiction features brilliant writers with distinct experiences, voices and styles from all corners of Australia. Together they showcase the strength and diversity of Australian short fiction at its best.
MAAME BLUE - CLAIRE G. COLEMAN - ELIZABETH FLUX KATERINA GIBSON - JACK KIRNE - DARIA LEBEDYEVA - DONNA MAZZA - LAURA MCPHEE-BROWNE - SOPHIE OVERETT - KA REES - MIRANDI RIWOE - MYKAELA SAUNDERS - LAURA STORTENBEKER - JESSIE TU - JACK VENING - MADELEINE WATTS
'If you need any reminder about why fiction matters, read this collection, and join me in grateful awe of these authors.' - Ceridwen Dovey
Praise for New Australian Fiction 2019:
'The stories in this collection are nuanced, captivating and accomplished. With the briefest of brushstrokes, they reveal vivid and complex worlds. Australian short fiction is indeed alive and well.' - Maxine Beneba Clarke
'Like the best short fiction should, these stories leave room for interpretation, and echo the despair of the modern age while still providing a glimmer of something close to hope.' - Saturday Paper
'A consistently high-quality collection...the sort of fiction that is firmly grounded in character and narrative.' - The Age / The Sydney Morning Herald
'This volume truly has something for everyone, and is a wonderful way to discover some excellent emerging Australian writers.' - Readings
Listen to the podcast celebrating the launch here
Buy New Australian Fiction 2020: A new collection of short fiction from Kill Your Darlings by Rebecca Starford from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, BooksDirect.