Exploring short story collections and small press publishing
Book talk: Intan Paramaditha and Michael Giacometti
Mainstream publishers have long steered away from publishing short stories, but with the rise of the small publishing companies, more collections are being published in Australia.
Intan Paramaditha is an Indonesian writer now based in Sydney. She is the acclaimed author of the two short story collections, Sihir Perempuan (2005) and Kumpulan Budak Setan (2010, with Eka Kurniawan and Ugoran Prasad).
Her new collection Apple and Knife has been translated into English, and published in Australia by Brow Books. She is a lecturer in film and media studies at Macquarie University.
Michael Giacometti wrote his short story collection My Life and other Fictions during his years in Alice Springs, and it’s been published by Spineless Wonders.
The stories investigate the frontiers of dream and reality, identity and history, and traverse karmic centuries of desire and fate, suffering and transcendence.
Browns Mart Theatre
Price $15/$10 NTWC members
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