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Online Fiction: "A Lovely and Terrible Thing" by Chris Womersley

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Melbourne author Chris Womersley has made a bit of a splash with his fiction.  Starting with The Low Road, which won the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel, and then Bereft which has been shortlisted for CWA (Crime Writers Association) Gold Dagger Award in the United Kingdom.

Womersley's short story "A Lovely and Terrible Thing" has also been nominated for the BBC International Short Story Award after being originally published in Granta Magazine in October 2011.  You can now read that story here.

Online Fiction: The Heart of the City by Garth Nix

Garth Nix's short story, The Heart of the City, is featured in the Summer 2009 issue of Subterranean magazine, and the site has also made it available online.

Online Fiction: "The Ruined Queen of Harvest World" by Damien Broderick

Damien Broderick's short sf story, "The Ruined Queen of Harvest World", is now available on the website.

[Thanks to Genevieve for the link.]



"The Age" Short Stories

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In addition to the Peter Temple short story I posted about yesterday, "The Age" also published stories by Nikki Gemmell ("Into the Light") and Gregory Day ("A Duty to Jenny") over the weekend.

Jack Irish Returns

Jack Irish, Peter Temple's flawed Fitzroy lawyer, made a come-back over the weekend by way of a short story in "The Age". 

Irish originally appeared in four novels published between 1996 and 2003:

Bad Debts (1996)

Black Tide (1999)

Dead Point (2000)

White Dog (2003)

Short Stories in The Age

The Age newspaper published 4 short stories last weekend as part of its Festive Season editions.

"Sultan's Battery" by Aravind Adiga (the 2009 Man Booker prize winner)
"Walking Distance" by Michael McGirr (a place-getter in several year of The Age short story competition)
"Yes and No" by Catherine Ford (winner of the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award in 1997)
"The Door Next Door" by Emily Perkins (her latest novel is Novel About My Wife)

"The Life of Brian (or Lack Thereof)" by Maree Spratt

Maree Spratt has been named the winner of the State Library of Queensland's Young Writers Award. "The Courier-Mail" has
reprinted her story on their website.

The Curly Situation by Jason Davis

Jason Davis has alerted me to the online cricket crime novel, The Curly Situation, he is currently writing. "The story centres on Curly Gibson, an Aussie cricketer whose talent for accidental sporting success is surpassed only by his talent for getting shot at." So far five instalments have been posted. I wish him well with it. There aren't enough cricket crime novels around in my opinion.

Hal Spacejock Novel Online

With the fourth book in the Hal Spacejock series being released today, Simon Haynes has made available the first novel as a free download. There aren't many sf comedies around so "If you enjoy TV shows like the Young Ones, Blackadder, Red Dwarf and Dr Who, or books by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt or Jasper Fforde, then the bestselling Hal Spacejock series is for you."

"Glory" by Greg Egan

Eos Books has made available a downloadable version [PDF file] of Greg Egan's Hugo nominated novelette "Glory".

[Thanks to Jonathan Strahan for the link.]

"Possession" by Ben Peek

A story that was published about a month ago - and which I missed at the time - on the "Fantasy" magazine website is "Possession" by Ben Peek.

Max Barry Short Story

Max Barry, author of Company, informs us that he has a short story published in "Forbes" magazine as part of their Future section - you have to scroll down the page a fair bit. He was asked to wrote a story based on the following premise: "It's the year 2027, and the world is undergoing a global financial crisis. The scene is an American

Black Betty by Ben Peek

Australian author Ben Peek has a story, "Black Betty", available online at Lone Star Stories. The author also provides a bit of background on the story-telling technique, and how he came to write it, on his weblog.

Tom Keneally

"The Guardian's" Arts Blog is publishing 10 chapters of one story, one chapter per day by a different author, to coincide with the Hay Literary Festival. Tom Keneally has written chapter 3, following Beryl Bainbridge and Rose Tremain.

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