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Dispossessed: the closing of bookshops

February 18, 2011


Bookshops are in the news again, with bookstore chains such as Borders and Angus & Robertsons hitting hard times. But what of the small independent bookshops, especially those that sell second-hand books? Here’s a story The Age ran some years back, about a local bookshop. It begins: You turn left at the post-office and there […]

Where children used to play

February 9, 2011


Eureka Street has just published a story of a summer’s day in the suburbs, a dreamy summer’s day. Here’s how the story starts: Once a year the children come out to play. They arrive with their parents, who are laden with salads, drinks, folding chairs. Cupcakes, chips, plastic plates. The children bring chalk, scooters, skateboards, […]

Waist deep

January 8, 2011


The Australian edition of The Big Issue has just published Waist Deep, a story about the ebb and flow of friendships, and about finding a sense of belonging. Here’s an excerpt: I had no place here, I told myself again. I’m an impostor, here for the benefit of my own selfish curiosity. But now standing […]