Forty South Short Story Anthology 2023 | PB
The ten best entries from the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2023 as selected by Amanda Lohrey, Mallika Naguran & Rayne Allinson.
The stories in this year’s anthology include supernatural voyages, a solitary woman’s sense of home, a family’s attempts to connect offline, a mysterious island ritual, a criminal’s new beginning, a flash of colour in a child’s hand, a man who disappears then reappears transformed, a lighthouse keeper’s vigilant watch, and a coming -of-age story amidst devastating floods.
Kathryn Goldie | Downhill (Winner)
Keith Johnson | The terror (Highly Commended)
Abigayle Carmody | Between islands
Linda Cockburn | The man who spoke tree
Grace Fatchen | Something blue
Marian Matta | Equilibrium
Brid Morahan | Lake people
Jaclyn Riley-Smith | Hold in contempt
Averil Robertson | Motutaratahi
Toby Sime | Three roads
Cover image: Winter calm, Bathurst Harbour by Peter Marmion (from his book, Hidden Worlds, Forty South Publishing, 2023)
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