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The Best Australian Stories 2014

The Best Australian Stories In The Best Australian Stories author Amanda Lohrey selects the outstanding short fiction of the year Featuring a diverse selection with new and innovative voices alongside the established and

  • Title: The Best Australian Stories 2014
  • Author: Amanda Lohrey Claire Aman Rebekah Clarkson ClaireCorbett Arabella Edge Kate Elkington LisaJacobson. Melanie Joosten
  • ISBN: 9781863956963
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Best Australian Stories 2014, author Amanda Lohrey selects the outstanding short fiction of the year Featuring a diverse selection, with new and innovative voices alongside the established and familiar, this anthology celebrates the craft of storytelling and the perfect short story.

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    1. Disclaimer: I have a story published in this anthology. Cross-posted from literaryminded.I've really enjoyed reading this year's Best Australian Stories (which includes my story 'Too Solid Flesh', originally published in Island 137). One commonality I found between the stories, which reminded me of the power of fiction (what it can do), was an emotional complexity that can only be 'shown', not explained. For example, in Julienne van Loon's 'Bring Closer What is Left to Come' there is a moment wh [...]

    2. Overall 4.5*I'm an avid fan of the short story and this anthology deserves its title of 'Best'. These stories capture the everyday moments in life, although a few take us further than this. I won't say that I loved every one but overall most have lingered on in my memory, which is what great stories do. I was surprised by the amount of second person narratives as I have a natural aversion to the form as I hate being told what I'm doing at the best of times - and if I don't connect immediately to [...]

    3. I can't add much more to the reviews posted here already (and clearly, there's no accounting for taste!) other than to say I detected a strong thread of despair, hopelessness, and hardship running through many of the stories in this collection. The corporate rat-race looms in Julienne Van Loon's "Bring Closer What Is Yet To Come", and rears up as an ongoing phantasm in J.Y.L. Koh's "Civility Place." Dead-end jobs, unemployment, and economic hardship form the backdrops to "Blue People" (Adam Narn [...]

    4. Amanda Lohrey's curation of the best 2014 Australian short fiction contains something for every literary appetite. Overall, it is a delightful little collection. Each story has a distinct voice and style, imbued with the spirit of their respective author. But some stories obviously resonate more than othersFor me, the clear stand-outs are Kate Elkington's 'The Interpreter', Claire Corbett's 'Snake in the Grass' and Fiona Place's 'Now I See'. The first left me speechless; the second brought me to [...]

    5. Plenty to love about this one. Julienne Van Loon's story was confusing but worth it, Anthony Panegyres brings climate change stories to a new height, Anna Krien's strory of domestic violence will have you gripped, Smith's story brings a courageous light to Indigenous - White issues and Brooks' story will have you intrigued throughout. Most were good but these were exceptional 5 star stories.

    6. I enjoyed every story in this anthology, that's why I've given it five stars. Amanda Lohrey should be congratulated on the selections made. Each of the twenty-three stories held their own beside one another. A fine collection of short fiction by talented Australian writers. Take the time to read this one.

    7. I enjoyed probably 50% of the stories here. As a writer I feel most affinity with someone like Julienne van Loon: her story was among my favourites. I still like 'Submerging' - my second reading of it, since I read it when it was in Overland. I enjoyed Kate Elkington's 'The Interpreter', Claire Aman's 'What I Didn't Put in My Speech', Ryan O'Neill's 'The Stories I Read When My Mother Died' and Leah Swann's 'The Green Lamp'. Quite a few of the others didn't resonate with me for whatever reason!

    8. I quite liked this book of short stories, there were 14 stories that I liked and 9 that I didn't not a bad ratio for a book of short stories. However the last half of the book definitely contains better stories than the first half, so much so that I nearly put it down after the first 4 stories. But it definitely has some great stories towards the end, so stick in there.

    9. This had some cross over with the collection "Something Special, Something Rare" including that title story, but this collection is a touch stronger. One of the top stories of the collection comes from David Brooks, "The Panther."

    10. Out of 23 short stories 20 were rubbish, and 3 were just bearable enough to justify the reading time. It was a curious read, but I really hope they're not the BEST Australian stories.

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