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Forty South Short Story Anthology 2020 | Paperback

Forty South Short Story Anthology 2020 | Paperback

  • $1995

The eleven best stories from the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020 as selected by Cameron Hindrum, Lian Tanner and Don Defenderfer. 


Andrea McMahon (TAS) Damselfly

Highly Recommended

Vivienne Austen (TAS) Keaton

Finalists (alphabetical order)

RI Quin (QLD) Waiting for Dolphins 

Stuart Bush-Harris (TAS) Disconnect 

Paul Butterworth (QLD) North Stradbroke Island

Susan Cambridge (NZ) The Voyage

DM Cameron (NSW) Swimming Towards the Sun

Stephanie Davies (VIC) In the Rose Garden 

Desiree Fitzgibbon (TAS) My Grandmother's Embroidered Pocket

Rod Francisco (QLD) The Fire is Out

Beverley Lello (VIC) Walk Don't Run


With a foreword from Cameron Hindrum.

The stories in this collection work to refract time and memory in compelling ways – and in doing so, they also serve the connecting thread of this year’s competition, that of “an island or island-resonant theme”. The inherent invitation to dynamic interpretation underscores these stories and there is much satisfaction found in considering the ways in which this year’s anthologised writers have imbued their work with such literal or metaphorical resonances. ~ Cameron Hindrum

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